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_Othello_ cited in _Topsy Turvy_
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0533  Monday, 20 March 2000.

From:           Richard Burt <
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Date:           Thursday, 16 Mar 2000 21:23:06 -0500
Subject:        _Othello_ cited in _Topsy Turvy_

"What a full fortune does the thick lips owe" is quoted by an actor from
the Savoy theater in Mike Leigh's film about Gilbert and Sullivan,
_Topsy Turvy_.  The actor is lunching with two other actors and cites
Roderigo's line from 1.1 in a racist discussion about General Gordon'
defeat and death at Khartoum by "ungentlemanly" Arabs.  One of the
actors does not recognize the line, and the actor who cited it is
surprised at the other's ignorance.  The source of the line is not
identified in the film.

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