Wednesday, February 6, 2013

The Merchant of Venice: One Pound of Flesh (????)

The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice: 

I recently finished watching the movie "The Merchant of Venice" it had Al Pacino in it as Shylock. There was a scene that caught my eye. It was when Shylock was wanting a pound of flesh from Antonio who has failed to reach the requirements for paying the debt of Bassonio. Bassonio owes Shylock money. In short, in the scene Shylock wants to take a pound of Antonio's flesh to cover the debt.

In the play Shylock is is about to take Antonio's flesh from his breast, but has a change of heart because he couldn't fit the requirements from his contract that he overlooked.

What I want to do is show this scene, as the tour groups are passing by, but right when Shylock is about to cut out Antonio's breast the lights turn off, leaving the group in suspense and wondering if Antonio's flesh was taking. This will make the tour group want to know how it will end by seeing the whole play.

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