The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.2801 Monday, 10 December 2001
Date: Monday, 10 Dec 2001 06:39:42 -0800
Subject: NYT Review of the Public's OTHELLO
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
Here's the URL:
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?
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