Ever since I began writing The Mystery of Things, I’ve had a fascination for Shakespeare’s villains in general and Iago in particular. It’s the “why?” question, as Dan Donohue, one of our favorite actors, points out in a lively and revealing interview on the Oregon Shakespeare Festival website called “Playing Iago.”
My favorite quote, besides “You’ll never get it right,” is this:: “The character Iago is a better actor than I am.” Still, I think we can expect some pretty damned decent acting when Dan’s run as the greatest villain in English literature begins on the OSF Elizabethan stage in June…we can’t wait!
The interview is 27 minutes long. Click on the Othello link here.