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Shakespeare's Villains - Iago

Find out about this early twentieth century reverend's take on Iago, one of Shakespeare's most notorious villains.

'Shakespeare’s Villains' is a series of blogs by Finding Shakespeare and our education team. Some of Shakespeare’s most exciting characters are villains, and we have chosen ten of the best to look at over the coming weeks. Our fourth villain is Iago.

Our Access and Interpretation Coordinator, Anna Griffiths, is looking at an item from the Shakespeare Centre’s Archive. It is a lecture titled ‘Iago’ and dated 12th May 1912. It was written by Revd Edgar Innes Fripp, a noted twentieth century scholar, who spent most of his life researching, writing and speaking about William Shakespeare.