Get our Script eNewsletter and receive the latest in screenwriting news and, for a limited time, get a free download of the How to Write a Screenplay workbook! This time we will explore the screenwriting format world, and how a very few words can create a vivid picture in the mind of the reader. Over the years, I have been fortunate to be the final reader of some great scripts of films that have gone on to become Oscar winners, Babel and Michael Clayton. No matter how hard I try it is almost impossible to find the joy in such scripts.
Worldwide from - Nominated: Is he a villain or a victim? Or is he someone even more intriguing? There is no doubt Shylock is hard done by in "The Merchant of Venice", but does he bring it on himself?
This award winning, poignant, powerful yet humorous performance - from the company that created the Olivier Award winning "Morecambe" - brings us Shylock afresh in one of the most globally successful solo shows of the last decade.
The set is simple: And indeed this turns out to be true as Masterson as Tubal takes us on a rich, sometimes uncomfortable, often poignant and always skilful journey through the intertwining histories of Jewish persecution, Shakespearean characters and the actors who have performed them.
We are reminded that originally Shylock was played as a caricature, a villain with few if any redeeming features, but the play also gives us a fascinating history woven into the evolution of the character, and it is here that I feel that Masterson is at his most affecting.
Telling the story of the massacre of Jews in York, a terrible parallel is raised between this atrocity and the events in The Merchant of Venice, in a way that I had not appreciated before.
He is similarly skilful at a later point in the play when he allows his silence and the facts writing a theatre script font has presented us with to provoke a deep sadness at the repeated ill-treatment of our fellow humans.
Aside from the astute observations on the way Jews have been perceived and treated through history, the play is also a wonderful opportunity to experience the power of a skilled and engaging solo performer in tune with his work. Masterson is funny and poignant, physical and quiet and through it all we are given a performance that places Shylock in the position created for him by history, by other characters and by our responses to him.
This is an affecting, thought-provoking show, skilfully performed, and I enjoy it immensely. Popular culture and propaganda, not mutually exclusive and both packed with imagery and jingoistic language, are used de-humanise potential enemies then, once you no longer see them as human, the heavy artillery - or drones - are more easily deployed.
The premise - like the set, sound and lighting design - is simple but used to great effect: He questions why Shakespeare created Shylock: The incidents he relates are often horrific, the inhumanity shown to one group by others sickening.
Masterson plays with language and physical comedy, but never lets it take over. It becomes about the way culture is used to create villains, victims and stereotypes and, simultaneously, how it can be used to re-create these, to bring humanity back. A young Toa Fraser had been working on a Fijian story, but after watching Masterson, went in a very different direction.
No 2 was born and Masterson would go on to produce No 2 at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Shylock presents quite a challenge: Masterson is a twinkle-eyed jolly type, who at one moment can be leaping around the stage like a 4-year-old on Christmas eve, and in another summoning incredible pathos as Shylock meets his accusers.
He has the easy-listening British stage voice, sucking on the words like treacle. Shylock makes for a dramatically gripping exeprience. Tubal, as he continues to remind us, has only seven lines in the play.
His major textual insight: All of this you could get on a University level course studying The Merchant of Venice, but not with the charm that Masterson brings to the performance. While he could have gone on to discuss the problematic ways we still wrestle with this character in contemporary Shakespeare discourse and productions, he intentionally goes back to the text and casts the audience as jury.
You will feel the love of Santa Claus as cuddly Guy Masterson walks on stage and beams at you. Assuming the role of both the character and all the actors who played Tubal, Masterson wryly encourages us to feel the agony and the power of performing centre stage, and the impotence of our own lives as less central characters.
Masterton eats you up more readily than the kid in the seat in front of me eating her packet of jet planes. Continuing to run the themes of Shakespeare and acting, Masterson introduces more themes around 5, years of Jewish racial discrimination, the other hit book - The Bible - as well as lesser human emotions of revenge and bitterness still prevalent in the 20th century.
Only a true master can keep an audience with him through the fascinating tour that follows.
With only the addition of hat or removing of a coat and the odd wink from Masterson, I am following the dozen or more parts he is playing. I am so impressed with the skill, intelligence, humour and sentiment of this play.
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