Playing with Act 1 Scene 1
In this video you will see the RSC 2015 acting company working on Act 1 Scene 1 with director Iqbal Khan, looking at different interpretative choices for the scene.
As you watch consider:
What the different interpretations bring out in the text and whether they highlight different meanings.
The quality of Roderigo and Iago’s relationship and what each interpretation brings out in this.
Having watched the video:
Which interpretation best reflects the relationship and the language seen in the text?
How does the choice of Lucian Msamati as Iago change the meaning in the scene, if at all?
Share your thoughts with your fellow learners in the Comments.
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