The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 19.0609 Saturday, 25 October 2008
Date: Thursday, 16 Oct 2008 15:23:03 -0500
Subject: A Delightful Moment in Alley Theatre's "Othello"
In an otherwise soporific production of the Alley's recent "Othello," I was
awakened by a marvelous touch of invention for the character of Iago: in IV, 2,
Desdemona kneels before the villain, begging his help; Iago's hand hovers a
instant in near-sympathy over the innocent's head -- then it swiftly moves
behind his back. If ever a character needed softening in presentation, it is
surely Iago, who is otherwise a monster. (And the play, of course, is so
curiously Iago's, not Othello's.)
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