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NYT Review of the Public's OTHELLO
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.2801  Monday, 10 December 2001

From:           Bradley Berens <
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Date:           Monday, 10 Dec 2001 06:39:42 -0800
Subject:        NYT Review of the Public's OTHELLO

Hi everybody,

Today's New York Times has a well-written and, perhaps,
conversation-stimulating review of the new production of Othello in it.

To read things on the NYT website you must register, but it's free and
worthwhile.

Here's the URL:

http://www.nytimes.com/2001/12/10/arts/theater/10OTHE.html

My question: theatrically speaking, is it better to have a terrific
actor playing Iago who overpowers the actor playing Othello, or should
the two characters be evenly balanced at a lesser level?  Which
combination serves the play better?  Which serves the audience better?

        Best,
        Brad

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