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Al Pacino or Patrick Stewart as Shylock? Maybe Both
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.1643  Tuesday, 19 August 2003

From:           Brian Willis <
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Date:           Monday, 18 Aug 2003 10:10:05 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: 14.1634 Al Pacino or Patrick Stewart as Shylock? Maybe
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.1634 Al Pacino or Patrick Stewart as Shylock? Maybe
Both

It might perhaps be true that one or even both films are not
commercially viable. But it would be an interesting study if they did
indeed come out close together. I've always felt that the greatest way
to study a play is to see different productions close together,
analyzing and discussing the different and similar choices they make.
Contemporary and period side by side. A more traditional, classically
trained actor in a contemporary production against a cinematic actor in
a period film. For selfish reasons, I hope they both proceed and make
enough money to justify the experiment.

Brian Willis

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