The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.2236 Tuesday, 5 December 2000
From: Edward Pixley <
Date: Monday, 04 Dec 2000 10:23:35 -0500
Subject: 11.2215 Edward Bond's 'Bingo'
Comment: Re: SHK 11.2215 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.
Quite frankly, it always made me wonder whether Bond was a closet