I think this kind of speech is why Lestat is so in love with Shakespeare.

Yes. Dripping with sarcasm!

He quotes Othello in the IWTV movie when killing the whore in front of Louis (strikethroughs are words he cut out):

Yet she must die, else she’ll betray more men.

Put out the light, and then put out the light.

If I quench thee, thou flaming minister,

I can again thy former light restore

Should I repent me. But once put out thy light,

Thou cunning’st pattern of excelling nature,

I know not where is that Promethean heat

That can thy light relume. When I have plucked thy rose

I cannot give it vital growth again,

Its needs must wither.”

(The last line should actually be “It must needs wither.”)

Lestat quoting Othello

High res here

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