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Othello

Othello

Key facts

Genre: Drama

Synopsis

The republic of Venice employs General Othello, a self-made man and a Moor, to defend its overseas territories against the Turks. As the Turkish threat gathers and Venetian forces are despatched to Cyprus, the love Othello holds for his new wife becomes a raging, uncontrollable torrent. Iago, a junior officer secretly enraged by Othello, exploits his General’s ambiguous position and ingenuous nature, driving him into a passionate and overpowering jealousy.

Othello is an all too human story; marked by the domestic intimacy of a chamber piece, it has the feel of a relentless Greek tragedy.

The wasteland of death may be both Iago’s goal and his harvest, but the stage belongs to Othello, a man who loved perhaps unwisely and too well.

Event details

Sat 6 Oct 2018, 2:30pm

Captioned by STAGETEXT

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Venue details

Shakespeare's Globe
21 New Globe Walk
Bankside
London
SE1 9DT

Phone: 020 7902 1409

Email: access@shakespearesglobe.com

Website: Shakespeare's Globe

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