Othello, Shakespeare's Globe
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.
Cast: Sheila Atim (Emilia); Catherine Bailey (Bianca / Doge of Venice); William Chubb (Brabantio / Montano); Steffan Donnelly (Roderigo); André Holland (Othello); Micah Loubon (Chorus); Ira Mandela Siobhan (Chorus); Aaron Pierre (Cassio); Mark Rylance (Iago); Clemmie Sveaas (Chorus); Badria Timimi (Lodovica) & Jessica Warbeck (Desdemona).
Director / Composer: Claire van Kampen
Info: Othello is at Shakespeare’s Globe from 20 July to 13 October 2018 | book tickets