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Liev Schreiber's Iago
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.0011  Friday, 4 January 2002

From:           Charles Weinstein <
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Date:           Tuesday, 1 Jan 2002 10:22:02 -0500
Subject:        Liev Schreiber's Iago

Schreiber offers us a sleepy-eyed, low-energy Iago who rarely speaks
above a conversational level, even in moments of supposed excitement.
His characteristic walk is a slouch; his habitual posture when seated is
a slump.  This causes his Regency-style costume to hang awkwardly off
his hulking frame.  Schreiber articulates his lines carefully, but with
little variation in tempo, pitch or dynamics.  His entire manner is
casual and off-hand:  one could accurately say that he shrugs his way
through the role.  This approach pays handsome dividends in the first
half of the Temptation Scene, where Schreiber

 

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