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Re: Merchant
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0809  Monday, 17 April 2000.

[1]     From:   John Drakakis <
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        Date:   Friday, 14 Apr 2000 16:29:24 +0100
        Subj:   RE: SHK 11.0799 Merchant of Venice

[2]     From:   Douglas Lanier <
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        Date:   Friday, 14 Apr 2000 11:39:58 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.0799 Merchant of Venice

[3]     From:   Carolyn Henly <
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        Date:   16 Apr 2000 13:17:11 -0700
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.0799 Merchant of Venice

[4]     From:   Robin Hamilton <
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        Date:   Thursday, 13 Apr 2000 21:34:37 +0100
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.0807 Re: Merchant Wedding


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From:           John Drakakis <
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Date:           Friday, 14 Apr 2000 16:29:24 +0100
Subject: 11.0799 Merchant of Venice
Comment:        RE: SHK 11.0799 Merchant of Venice

I'm afraid that Olivier is as good as it gets.

John Drakakis

>Does anyone know of a version of The Merchant of Venice in DVD or Laser
>Disk? Or is the Laurence Olivier version on VHS as good as it gets?

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From:           Douglas Lanier <
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Date:           Friday, 14 Apr 2000 11:39:58 -0400
Subject: 11.0799 Merchant of Venice
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.0799 Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice has never been released on DVD or laserdisc, and
I've not run across any rumors of its release in the near future.
However, Silent Shakespeare, an excellent collection of silent films, is
scheduled for release on DVD (for Region 1) on June 6, and it includes
an Italian one-reel Merchant of Venice.  Jonathan Miller's version (with
Olivier) and the Time-Life / BBC series version are available on VHS.

Sincerely,
Douglas Lanier
University of New Hampshire

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From:           Carolyn Henly <
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Date:           16 Apr 2000 13:17:11 -0700
Subject: 11.0799 Merchant of Venice
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.0799 Merchant of Venice

Well . . . it's also on VHS, but there is a 1910 silent Merchant
available from Movies Unlimited (www.moviesunlimited.com):   "The
Merchant of Venice" (1910) with Francesca Bertini. 88 min. Silent with
music score.

Cheers--Carolyn Henly

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From:           Robin Hamilton <
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Date:           Thursday, 13 Apr 2000 21:34:37 +0100
Subject: 11.0807 Re: Merchant Wedding
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.0807 Re: Merchant Wedding

> From:           Florence Amit <
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>Portia requires
>his circumcision (and his renunciation of his former allegiance to
>Christianity) before they marry.  His presence in Venice is made
>impossible because of his physical condition.  This causes Portia to
>become his substitute.

I'm not sure I follow this-I thought Bassanio WAS present in Venice at
Antonio's trial.  Or has Portia married someone else?

Robin Hamilton
 

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