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Re: Othello and O.J.
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0974  Friday, 9 October 1998.

[1]     From:   Richard A. Burt <
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        Date:   Thursday, 08 Oct 1998 10:51:06 -0400 (EDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 9.0963  Re: Othello and O.J. with Editor's Note

[2]     From:   Penelope Rixon <
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        Date:   Thursday, 8 Oct 1998 16:30:17 -0000
        Subj:   Re: SHK 9.0963  Re: Othello and O.J. with Editor's Note

[3]     From:   Barbara Geisey <
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        Date:   Thursday, 8 Oct 1998 16:45:41 -0400 (EDT)
        Subj:   Othello & O.J.


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From:           Richard A. Burt <
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Date:           Thursday, 08 Oct 1998 10:51:06 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: 9.0963  Re: Othello and O.J. with Editor's Note
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.0963  Re: Othello and O.J. with Editor's Note

Gary Taylor wrote an op-ed piece on the similarity (don't have the
reference) and Barbara Hodgdon discusses it in her essay in
_Shakespeare, the Movie_, eds.  Lynda Boose and Richard Burt.

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From:           Penelope Rixon <
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Date:           Thursday, 8 Oct 1998 16:30:17 -0000
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Comment:        Re: SHK 9.0963  Re: Othello and O.J. with Editor's Note

At this year's Edinburgh Festival there was an intriguing one-man play
called O.J/ Othello.  I didn't think it was entirely successful, but the
actor, Frank Shepherd, was good enough to make me think a lot more
carefully about the issues involved.  The play got pretty good notices
and sold out for its run, so it'll probably surface on tour somewhere.

Penny Rixon

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From:           Barbara Geisey <
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Date:           Thursday, 8 Oct 1998 16:45:41 -0400 (EDT)
Subject:        Othello & O.J.

Perhaps this citation is the Othello - O.J. Simpson reference needed:
Kellerman, J. "Don Juan in Hell." LOS ANGELES MAGAZINE. v40n7 Jul 1995.
p.52-58. Abstract:  "In 1955 British psychiatrists John Todd and Kenneth
Dewhurst identified 'a dangerous form of psychosis' that they called the
Othello Syndrome.  The syndrome, which involved intense jealousy of a
spouse and delusions of infidelity often leading to violence is
discussed in relation to the O.J. Simpson case."   Source: Periodical
Abstracts via OhioLINK

Barbara T. Geisey, Director LRC
University of Akron - Wayne College
 

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