Why See Othello?
I kissed thee ere I killed thee
Moonlight and Selma actor Andre Holland steps into The Moor's shows opposite former Artistic Director Mark Rylance as Iago in this new production of Shakespeare's tragedy of obsession and betrayal for the Globe's 2018 Summer Season. First performed in 1604, its themes of jealousy, discrimination, racism, and revenge have never stoppered its relevance making it one of the most recognisable of The Bard's oeuvre.
Beginning 2018 with a second turn in the Globe's Farinelli and the King, Rylance's return to London is sure to be a hit with fans. Having gained notoriety in the theatre world for many years as an exceptional actor, the last few have seen him face a world wide audience in films such as Dunkirk and Bridge of Spies, for which he took home the Best Supporting Actor gong at both the the 2017 BAFTAs and Oscars.
The Tragedy of Othello, The Moor of Venice
A general in the Venetian army, the imposing Othello is aided by his ensign, the villainous and cunning Iago. With a merciless zeal, Iago plots behind the back of his captain, manipulating his emotions for his own gain. When the younger and less experienced Cassio is promoted ahead of him, his attention turns to destroying Othello once and for all, taking away the one thing he holds most dear, his wife Desdemona.
Midnight matinee - 14th of September at 11:59pm
Opening night: 20 July 2018
And before you stop reading
Audio-Described Performance Saturday 1 September, 2.00pm Relaxed Performance Tuesday 9 October, 2.00pm Captioned Performance Saturday 6 October, 2.00pm BSL Interpreted Performance Friday 21 September, 7.30pm
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