The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.2215 Friday, 1 December 2000
From: David Nicol <
Date: Thursday, 30 Nov 2000 18:51:34
Subject: Edward Bond's 'Bingo'
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.