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Re: Iago's Evil
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.2877  Saturday, 22 December 2001

[1]     From:   Janie Cheaney <
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        Date:   Thursday, 20 Dec 2001 10:57:00 -0600
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.2869 Re: Iago's Evil


[2]     From:   Don Bloom <
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        Date:   Friday, 21 Dec 2001 10:53:17 -0600
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.2869 Re: Iago's Evil


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From:           Janie Cheaney <
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Date:           Thursday, 20 Dec 2001 10:57:00 -0600
Subject: 12.2869 Re: Iago's Evil
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.2869 Re: Iago's Evil

> From John Velz:

> Someone else commented recently that we are drawn to evil.  The point
> was made when Tony Sher played Richard III with magnetic glee in his own
> evil.  The big house at Stratford was almost entirely empty at interval,
> but I returned to my seat after merely stretching my legs.  There were
> four women sitting together perhaps five rows ahead of me.  When there
> was a break in their conversation I hissed out sotto voce "I just LOVE
> evil!!!"  They were scared silly for just a moment and then they looked
> around at harmless me and laughed and laughed.  I joined in their
> laughter.

Of course we are drawn to evil.  Several respondents have commented that
Iago is the most interesting (if not compelling) person in the play. I
had confirmation of this recently when my sister told me about teaching


 

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