In Shakespeare's London, audience members referred not to "watching" or "seeing" a play, but to "hearing" it.
"Radio Shakespeare" is a new incarnation of English 452, "Performing Shakespeare." The course will culminate in three full-length radio performances of The Merchant of Venice before live audiences. A fourth performance, a Sunday matinee on the order of a staged reading, may occur at the Zimmermanns' Renaissance villa, Pian del Pino. One of the audio performances will be broadcast live on WDAV. Post-production, engineers will assemble an immortal pod-cast combining the strongest elements of the three recorded performances into one whole.