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Roderigo in Performance
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.2325  Thursday, 14 December 2000

From:           John Ford <
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Date:           Wednesday, 13 Dec 2000 11:35:37 -0600
Subject:        Roderigo in Performance

I'm in the midst of a project on *Othello* in performance and would
appreciate some help chasing down a lead.  A colleague told me that he
remembered hearing of a production (mid-nineties, probably American) in
which Roderigo's sexual desire for Desdemona was presented in visual
imagery that both linked and parodied Roderigo's inflated assessment of
both his masculine and economic prowess.  Specifically, in response to
Iago's adivce, he appeared wearing two distended purses hanging from his
belt, prepared to woo.  If anyone remembers seeing or reading about such
a production, could you let me know?-- either on or off-line.

John R. Ford

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