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Wednesday Mar 10, 2004

Et Tu

A peer is an equal. When you find one, let me know. Artists should look out for the welfare of their comrade creators. But do they?

In Shakespeare’s Othello, Iago, advisor to Othello, speaks this line to his master, the Moor of Venice: “O, beware, my lord, of jealousy! It is the green-eyed monster, which doth mock the meat it feeds on.” The betrayal here is all the more insidious as the treacherous villain Iago lies to Othello and eventually drives him to murder his innocent wife.