Episode 312. Autobiography of Iago

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Novelist and former theatre dramaturg Nicole Galland has written I, Iago, a novel which tells the story of Shakespeare’s famous villain and the events of the play Othello, but from Iago’s point of view. Nicole talks about her tragic, comic, and crazily compelling riff on both the familiar story and Shakespeare’s famous villain, and reveals the benefits of being more faithful to Shakespeare’s original than many productions, the different duties of a dramaturg, the unknown hilarity of the Crusades, and the many unintended consequences of working with actors. (Length 19:52)