The play transported me to a fascinating place and time in which I've had great interest. I do know it is not meant to represent actuality of occurences but imaginings about them. Yet somehow it connected me to what WAS real then. For the first time I got a feel for There and Then. I did not find the plot loose but raced along with its advances, in excitement. As in many of the plays, the psychological shift Posthumus underwent at Iachimo's deceptive report in Act II, sc. iv seems extreme in the compressed time given but a sensitive performance may make the disillusionment & contempt convincing. How was that worked out in your production?