The question of Shylock…

We had a great time during our interview with NPR earlier today (May 20th).  Unlike most interviews in which we conduct them over the phone, today we were brought into the CBC (which STILL reminds me of Ken Finkleman’s amazing comedy series The Newsroom).  It felt a lot of WKRP in Cincinatti, actually…

Conor is very good at pretending to find my thoughts interesting...

It was fun to chat about the project and we found it great as callers dialed in to ask questions.  We love to talk to people about the project, I guess!  The best was a question posed about Shylock and whether we would put him in our story – and hopefully not as a villain.  As I pointed out in the interview the first Shakespeare play I read was The Merchant of Venice and what made it a great piece for me was that there were two sides to Shylock – he’s a villain in one moment, and a victim in the next.  We had the character in an earlier draft of our story but we had to cut the scene.  My hope and dream is to be able to get him into a future version of our tale.

You can listen to the entire interview by clicking on the (obviously posed) photo of Conor and I in the studio…



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