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Stage Money
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0122  Friday, 9 February 2007

[1] 	From: 	Tony Burton <
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 	Date: 	Thursday, 8 Feb 2007 12:42:47 -0500
 	Subj: 	Re: SHK 18.0111 Stage Money

[2] 	From: 	Cheryl Newton <
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 	Date: 	Thursday, 08 Feb 2007 15:50:22 -0500
 	Subj: 	Re: SHK 18.0111 Stage Money


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From: 		Tony Burton <
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Date: 		Thursday, 8 Feb 2007 12:42:47 -0500
Subject: 18.0111 Stage Money
Comment: 	Re: SHK 18.0111 Stage Money

About ten years ago there was a Merchant of Venice in London (RSC?) with 
Peter (Phillip) Voss as Shylock in which, at the trial scene when Shylock 
was offered bags of money in settlement of the bond, the money bags 
spilled open and Shylock, slipped on the gold coins and fell; then, trying 
to rise again and again, he kept slipping on them and couldn't get to his 
feet.  Rather effective in its way.  Perhaps a wee bit of research into 
the date and personnel would reveal what was used for coins in that major 
and well-financed production.

Tony

[Editor's Note: There were two Merchants at the time: one at the Globe, 
the other at the RSC. I saw the RSC in Stratford and Tony's memory is 
accurate. I saw the Globe version in London. They Both were discussed on 
the list, and interested parties should consult the archives. -HMC]

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From: 		Cheryl Newton <
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Date: 		Thursday, 08 Feb 2007 15:50:22 -0500
Subject: 18.0111 Stage Money
Comment: 	Re: SHK 18.0111 Stage Money

Another inexpensive, & quick, source for stage coins: orientaltrading.com. 
Search 'gold coins.' You'll get several selections starting about at $4 
per gross, plus s&h of course. Pass on the chocolate & gum ones *smile*... 
too tempting to starving actors.

Cheryl Newton

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