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Re: Mercutio; R3/Iago
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 8.1112.  Monday, 3 November 1997.

[1]     From:   Tim Richards <
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        Date:   Monday, 03 Nov 1997 21:24:10 +0800
        Subj:   Re: Gay Iago; Gay Merchant

[2]     From:   Parviz Nourpanah  <
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        Date:   Monday, 3 Nov 1997 14:36:46 -0800 (PST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 8.1107  Re: R3/Iago


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From:           Tim Richards <
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Date:           Monday, 03 Nov 1997 21:24:10 +0800
Subject:        Re: Gay Iago; Gay Merchant


Elizabeth Dietz wrote:

>In "Players of Shakespeare," v.2, Roger Allam writes about acting a
>queer Mercutio (a choice echoed in Lehrman's Romeo and Juliet).

People keep saying this, but if you watch Luhrmann's 'Romeo + Juliet'
there's no clear evidence that Mercutio is gay.  He dresses up as a
woman for a raucous costume party and has a flamboyant manner... that's
it.

Tim Richards.

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Date:           Monday, 3 Nov 1997 14:36:46 -0800 (PST)
Subject: 8.1107  Re: R3/Iago
Comment:        Re: SHK 8.1107  Re: R3/Iago

Without a doubt, Iago. Iago is purely malevolent, and enjoys destruction
for the sake of it, with no possible gain to himself. Richard III is
more human, I mean, you can sort of sympathise with him, or at least
imagine yourself in his place. If I had been a crooked, ugly hunchback,
overlooked all my life and slighted, also clever and ambitious, I could
not guarantee that I would not act like R. III. But Iago??
 

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