Othello

 


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Othello at the Globe
Eamonn Walker (Othello) and Tim McInnerny (Iago). Photograph by Johan Persson.

The republic of Venice employs Othello, a self-made man and a Moor, to defend its overseas territories against the Turks. But for all his military success, Othello remains an outsider in the city, an object of racism, envy and mistrust. As the Turkish threat gathers and Venetian forces are despatched to Cyprus, Iago, a junior officer secretly enraged by his lack of promotion, exploits Othello's ambiguous position and ingenuous nature, driving him into a passionate and uncontrollable jealousy.

Performed for the first time at the Globe, Othello, with its racing concentrated plot and intense dramatic details, is one of Shakespeare's most exciting, atmospheric and heartbreaking plays. By introducing to early 17th-century England a black character as complex as Othello, it is also one of his most extraordinary imaginative achievements.

The production will employ Renaissance staging, costume and music.

  • In repertory
  • £5-£32

Where

Shakespeare's Globe
New Globe Walk, London, SE1 9DT
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Box office: 020 7401 9919

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