The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 20.0181 Saturday, 25 April 2009
From: Jack Heller <
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?
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