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Othello's Handkerchief
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 20.0358  Monday, 6 July 2009

From:       Susan St. John <
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Date:       Friday, 3 Jul 2009 21:26:35 -0700
Subject:    Othello's Handkerchief

I will be directing Othello this fall, and I am curious to know if the 
consensus here is that Othello invents, on-the-spot, the story of the 
hanky being imbued with magic, or if he truly believes that it holds 
magical properties. And was it really a special favor his father had 
given his mother, or does he make that part up?

I would also appreciate hearing of productions that made it obvious one 
way or the other and how the scene played.

Susan St. John

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