Neil Rathmell – writer

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Tag Archives: Othello

Burying Shakespeare

First, the canal. Othello, thinks the designer, is set in Venice, so let’s have a canal, let’s start the play with Iago and Rodrigo sailing onto the stage in a … Continue reading

September 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Reader’s Diary, 7 May 2014

I am continually fascinated by the way contributors to the London Review of Books write about art. There is a fundamental problem in trying to explain in words what an … Continue reading

May 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Honest Iago

In the very first scene of Shakespeare’s Othello, Iago tells us (he is speaking to Roderigo, but what he says is for our benefit) what kind of man he is. … Continue reading

March 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Reader’s Diary, 26 February 2014

Productions of Shakespeare are to directors as fashion shows are to designers. The pressure is on to do something different and get noticed. I saw a production of Othello earlier … Continue reading

February 26, 2014 · Leave a comment