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OTHELLO Moment
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 19.0609  Saturday, 25 October 2008

From:       L. Swilley <
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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.)

L. Swilley

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