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Edward Bond's 'Bingo
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.2215  Friday, 1 December 2000

From:           David Nicol <
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Date:           Thursday, 30 Nov 2000 18:51:34
Subject:        Edward Bond's 'Bingo'

Hello SHAKSPEReans,

I'm currently teaching some classes on Edward Bond's 'Bingo', a play
about Shakespeare from the 1970s. It's a thought-provoking play, and I
was wondering if any list members would like to offer their views on it.
What do you think about Bond's representation of Shakespeare as a
selfish capitalist who repents and eventually commits suicide? And how
about Shakespeare's death-bed speech, "Was anything done?", and its
implied dismissal of his plays?

Any comments would be appreciated.

David Nicol
UCE, Birmingham

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