Shylock: Look! There’s the ‘smoking bun!
What’sOn: Don’t you mean ‘smoking gun?’
Shylock: It’s a bun, What’sOn; and there is smoke rising from it. But, I do see what you mean. 206 more words
This is an excerpt of a speech from “Merchant of Venice” has been one of the closest to my heart ever since my school days. My aunt ( I owe a lot to her for efforts to make me impeccable,which still i ain’t : she had a colossal heart….full of tolerance and patience towards my silly dictions, intonations ). 85 more words
When was the last time you heard about a bank robbery? I don’t mean some drug addict needing some quick money and pretending to have a gun. 1,306 more words
When preparing to teach The Merchant of Venice, I went in expecting my students to have a basic understanding of Judaism. I’m not talking about an ability to recite the central tenets of the Jewish faith, but instead, something more like Judaism is a religious cousin to Christianity and Islam that has received a large amount of persecution in its long and varied history. 1,071 more words
It is not uncommon to see articles referring to how difficult it is for an actor to transition from the popular culture media to the classical – perhaps never more so when the summit to be reached is to produce a sublime performance of a classic Shakespearean character, whether that be a Macbeth, a Hamlet, or perhaps a Shylock. 523 more words