The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 19.0304 Tuesday, 20 May 2008
Date: Monday, 19 May 2008 18:16:47 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: 19.0293 Available for Comment: "The Name Balthasar"
Comment: Re: SHK 19.0293 Available for Comment: "The Name Balthasar"
I wish to state to everyone that I'm open to all comments about my
paper, which you can send me privately, and appreciate them. Even tell
me if I am absolutely wrong on some point or another. Forum member Larry
Weiss sent me thoughtful comments on digressions of directorial interest
and trial procedure. For one, he finds a Venetian anti-alien statute not
to be improbable. His comments caused me to reexamine the script and I
discovered the amount of rulings during the trial is more complex and
nuanced to say there were just two, and that I attributed the timing of
Shylock's and Gratiano's statements in response to Portia's rulings
erroneously in part. They don't affect the gravamen of the paper, but I
consider them no less important, and will be fixed.
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