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Richard III vs. Iago
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 8.1102.  Friday, 31 October 1997.

From:           Brian P. Pezza <
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Date:           Thursday, 30 Oct 1997 22:02:25 -0500
Subject:        Richard III vs. Iago

"Who is more 'evil,' Richard III or Iago?"

This is a question I asked my Shakespeare class (for which I am teaching
assistant) today as we discussed _Richard III_.  Their responses were
limited to comparisons; no one would venture an opinion.

How about the portrayed 'evilness' of Kenneth Branagh as Iago and Sir
Ian McKellan as Richard?  McKellan (RSC Iago ) v. McKellan????

I would love to hear any arguments.

Brian Pezza
Susquehanna University

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