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Andrew Sullivan on D.C. Michael Kahn Production of
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1773  Thursday, 20 October 2005

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Date: 		Wednesday, 19 Oct 2005 20:49:39 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: 	Andrew Sullivan on D.C. Michael Kahn Production of Othello

 From THE DAILY DISH blog by Andrew Sullivan

"I already had tickets to see D.C.'s Shakespeare Theater's production of 
"Othello." But there are some useful links here and here. The Othello, 
by the way, was marvelous. When you see the play again, you realize just 
how great Shakespeare's ambition was. The emotional arc of each 
character, if followed, forces the audience to endure acute emotional 
distress and psychological extremity - of a depth and nuance that few 
contemporary plays or movies even aim at. Just absorbing the play is 
physically draining, if you can find the acting credible. In this case, 
the acting was more than credible; it was real. And so the grief you 
feel lingers in the heart and soul long after you leave the theater. 
This Michael Kahn production also brought out the extraordinary role of 
Amelia, Iago's wife, in ways I hadn't fully seen before. It was hard to 
unwind afterwards."

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