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Iago as Stage Manager

English Literature

A Level

AQA

8m 56s

How does Iago act as a dramatist (perhaps a surrogate for a malign Shakespeare?), stage-managing situations so that the events around Othello seem to confirm his suspicions about Desdemona’s infidelity? We will examine the source of Iago’s power of manipulation: his tactic of stage-managing a conflict, then using the very incident he has stage-managed to make his lies to Othello seem like well-established truths. Opening scene with Brabantio Iago sets up Cassio’s petition to Desdemona to restore him to office Iago sets up the scene with Cassio and the handkerchief

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Dr Paul Hamilton

Brian Penman

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