Soliloquy from Merchant of Venice (To bait fish withal)

Date:2008
Posted by: oldernwiser0
Cast: srivatsa (Shylock)
Credits: Made by oldernwiser0 (i.e. srivatsa)
Duration: 2.18

This deserves some marks for being different. The usual rendition of a soliloquy (here Act 3 Scene 1 of The Merchant of Venice) comes not with the performer staring accusingly at the camera, but instead an electronic flame that could represent Shylock’s rage, or it might a purely abstract concept, or maybe it’s literally the flame speaking – like the burning bush. The filmmaker is a 60-year-old from India who mostly videos the food he’s been cooking. But everyone has to have a bit of Shakespeare in them, somewhere.

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