October 07, 2006

Greene tackles Merchant of Venice

Shylock the outsider a role Greene 'can relate to'The actor, who has had a long career in film and television, said he thinks his First Nations heritage will give him insight into the character.

"Let's see, Shylock, they treated him badly, called him names, cursed his nation, took his house, took his money, took everything," Greene said.

"We've lost our language, we've lost our culture--it's coming back slowly--we've lost our land, we've lost everything. And we were treated quite badly growing up ... I can relate to the character."

1 comment:

writerfella said...

Writerfella here --
Not having much grounding at all in LOOKING FOR MR. GOODBARD, writerfella still has much admiration for Graham Greene's foray into such classic theater. And with a controversial yet prominent role, at that! But I think GG should turn down any calls from Mel Gibson, all the same!
All Best
Russ Bates