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(R) Re: Jose Ferrer as Iago
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.2857 (R)  Monday, 17 December 2001

From:           Steve Urkowitz <
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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.

Steve Urkowitz

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