The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 19.0084 Sunday, 10 February 2008
From: Paul E. Doniger <
Date: Wednesday, 6 Feb 2008 18:28:47 -0800 (PST)
Subject: 19.0072 A Titus Tangent of Tone
Comment: Re: SHK 19.0072 A Titus Tangent of Tone
Kristen McDermott paraphrases Robert Hornback's "Emblems of Folly in the
First Othello: Renaissance Blackface, Moor's Coat, and 'Muckender',"
Comparative Drama 35.1 (2001): 69-99: "He argues persuasively that
blackface was equally associated with stage fools as with devils-very
I wonder if this association is somehow connected with the black leather
masks of Harlequin and others from the Italian Comedy (Brighella & Il
Dottore also had black masks)? Does anyone know?
Paul E. Doniger
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