The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 20.0181 Saturday, 25 April 2009
Date: Friday, 24 Apr 2009 09:51:29 -0400 (EDT)
This may be an odd question, but based upon your experiences, what makes
for an unsuccessful performance of Iago? I have seen a number
productions of OTHELLO, some of them not very good, but rarely have I
thought that the production failed because of the performance of Iago.
Is a part that can succeed just by mere competence? Does it take genuine
inability to flop in the role? Or are there ways of playing Iago so
ill-conceived (based on observation or experience) that no actor could
make it work?
S H A K S P E R: The Global Shakespeare Discussion List
The S H A K S P E R Web Site <http://www.shaksper.net>
DISCLAIMER: Although SHAKSPER is a moderated discussion list, the
opinions expressed on it are the sole property of the poster, and the
editor assumes no responsibility for them.