A play by William Shakespeare
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Because it was Stephanie, I broke down and joined Spotify to hear her latest. Glad to have done it. She is very talented! Proud to say I figured out "ICHBOK" all by myself!
Othello: I read it years and years and years ago. Suffice it to say was relieved that you provided "Cliff Notes" for us to refresh our collective memories.
The Five/8. Good show, once again. I always watch after-the-fact. I don't get an option to "Like" so don't know if that matters for your purposes? Hope LB is okay and will be all better next week.
Many thanks, Greg!
Every time I read your Sunday pages, it occurs to me that you squeezed out every cent's worth of value from your education at Georgetown. You are a consummate lit crit grad.
Verdi's Otello (Othello) is my favorite opera/Shakespeare tragedy, and I must have grown up surrounded by very different people than you did because this opera/play has always made perfect sense to me ever since I first read it in college and then subsequently became an operaphile. There was no doubt in my mind that shitty humans like Iago slink the earth.
Especially since WWII when the Nazis let loose on the land the political movement borne of jealousy of what others have, but that you want and yet are too stupid, feckless, and lazy to do for yourself, can and should be yours by way of killing, stealing, and "othering" those who have what you want.
This play is and always will speak to lethal entitlement.
And yes, it's too long. All operas from the 19th Century are too long, too, even if I don't play Wordle.
I really like how your interviews and the current events, big and small, influence your writing. Iago is another “cuck” whose only redeeming feature is his ability to shut up in the end, unlike a Chucklecuck we know.
Wish I spoke Shakespearen
But English is my only reading language.
I once went to sn opera in NY. I left after about an hour as I didn't get it.
Oh well. NEXT LIFE.
I found that
"Othello for Dummies."
I get at it as soon as I finish my required reading of the Great Gatsby.
So far it's kept me gasping.
Mailed me a copy of
I'll pass it along to my
At three his reading comprehension is already greater than mine.