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Re: Desdemona
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1303  Monday, 13 May 2002

From:           Martin Steward <
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Date:           Saturday, 11 May 2002 09:36:29 +0100
Subject: 13.1280 Re: Desdemona
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.1280 Re: Desdemona

Todd Pettigrew writes, "When I directed Othello in 1998, I deliberately
cast an actress [in the part of Desdemona who was an adult, but had a
kind of childlike innocence about her. Many were surprised since other
bombshell types had auditioned, but I thought it worked well".

Imogen Stubbes in a BBC production (1990...? with McKellen and, I think,
Willard White) conveyed a similar quality. Very effective and, it has to
be said, very seductive.

m

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