- the villain in Shakespeare's Othello.
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Examples from the Web for iago
For instance, Iago declares in Othello that, “Good wine is a good familiar creature, if it be well used.”Is That a Bottle of Wine I See Before Me? The Delights of Drunk Shakespeare
June 1, 2014
In 2009, he played Iago, opposite John Ortiz as Othello, at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.Philip Seymour Hoffman: An Actor First
February 2, 2014
Iago is such a transfixing portrait of evil exactly because his motives are forever murky.Senseless. Evil. Silver Linings. Our Misguided Terms of Terror.
April 23, 2013
JI: There is a sort of Iago—someone who is up to some real trouble making—in the book.John Irving's Favorite New Thriller
March 25, 2010
Again and again the reader asks himself why Iago is so venomous.
His quick wits jump to the conclusion that Iago, "this honest creature!"
He allows Iago to exhibit himself in his own way, as nature does.Bunyan
James Anthony Froude
Then he half-sang, half-recited, snatches from one of Iago's songs in Othello.Recollections of Dante Gabriel Rossetti
T. Hall Caine
I'm like Iago: 'from this time forth I never will speak word!'The Tragic Muse
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