(R) Re: Jose Ferrer as Iago
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.2857 (R) Monday, 17 December 2001
From: Steve Urkowitz <
Date: Saturday, 15 Dec 2001 10:16:35 EST
Subject: Re: Jose Ferrer as Iago
John Velz (12/12/01) recalls how Jose Ferrer as Iago was stealing scenes
from Paul Robeson's Othello
>So Ferrer was doing some scene stealing and should not have been >allowed to do so. I wonder now who the director was. He should have >stepped on Ferrer.
Some of the story of that landmark production is reported in Susan
Spector, "Margaret Webster's OTHELLO: The Principal Players versus the
Director," Theatre History Studies 6 (1986) 93-108.
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