Among our body count we the versatile and talented Ugolino; the justly celebrated Rodolpho; the gifted and accomplished Roderigo
; the management have spared neither pains nor expense--"
rent his chains asunder manfully, and Hugo died in agonies of remorse and arsenic, with a wild, "Ha!
Even accounts of Doctor Roderigo
Lopez, Queen Elizabeth's traitorous physician and the most notorious Marrano in sixteenth-century England, are interesting for their suppression of references to his Jewishness, as though treason was a disambiguating category that made the ambiguities of Marranism irrelevant.
"Be a man!" he commands Roderigo
(Tim MacDonald), his panicky co-conspirator.
A demi-devil, as Othello calls him, he destroys Othello, Desdemona, Roderigo
, his own wife, and himself.
(33) Examples include Brabantio's "bags" (1.1.80); Roderigo
's "purse" (1.1.2), the "land" (1.3.370) he incontinently sells; the "gold, and jewels" (5.1.16) he gives Iago to give Desdemona; Desdemona's own "purse full of crusadoes" (3.4.23-24); the metaphorical "purchase" and "profit" between Othello and his bride and his literal "house" (5.2.364) and "fortunes" (5.2.365), which Gratiano inherits.
He said 'Operation Roderigo
' was the most sophisticated organised crime group investigation undertaken by Cleveland Police.
He even joked that I shouldn't take any roles away from him!" Thomas will be playing both the enigmatic Duke of Venice and the comical Roderigo
in the Black Box Theatre Company's production of Othello.
The characters of Roderigo
and Brabantio also fit into the list of stock characters in mountebank skits.
With Denis Butkus (Roderigo
), Ned Eisenberg (Iago), Kate Forbes (Emilia), Lucas Hall (Cassio), Robert Langdon Lloyd (Duke of Venice), Elizabeth Meadows Rouse (Bianca), Christian Rummel (Montano),Juliet Rylance (Desdemona), Alexander Sovronsky (Senator, Soldier, Musician), John Douglas Thompson Othello), Graham Winton (Brabantio, Lodovico).
Othello Chiwetel Ejiofor Iago Ewan McGregor Desdemona Kelly Reilly Cassio Tom Hiddleston Emilia Michelle Fairley Roderigo
Edward Bennett Brabantio, Gratiano James Laurenson Duke of Venice, Lodovico Michael Hadley Bianca Martina Laird Montano Michael Jenn 1st Officer, 1st Cyprus Gentleman Alastair Sims 1st Senator, 2nd Cyprus Gentleman David Mara Get me some poison, Iago." Finally and fatally convinced of Desdemona's iniquity, Chiwetel Ejifor's magnificently held and hurt Othello shimmers with the desire for vengeance.
It is Iago who, for reasons of his own, articulates the unfocused anxieties in Othello for which he himself will later supply a local habitation and a name when he reminds Roderigo
"with what violence she first loved the Moor, but for bragging and telling her fantastical lies," and goes on from this to formulate the question that is perhaps lurking at the back of Othello's own consciousness: "and will she love him still for prating?" (2.1.221-3).