The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 8.1102. Friday, 31 October 1997.
From: Brian P. Pezza <
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.