Schauspiel in englischer Sprache - Openair-Aufführung - Bei schlechter Witterung (Regen) im Rittersaal
OTHELLO might be the finest play ever written. However, like so many of Shakespeare's greatest plays, it is a work much misunderstood. This is not a play about the helpless victim Desdemona falling to the cruelty of her husband and treachery of Lago. This is a play about fascination – fascination in love, fascination and jealousy, fascination and death. The central characters are caught in a terrifying vortex of their own making and perhaps their own desire. Othello is the fascinating outsider, the dark "other“, but also a conqueror, general and leader of men. Lago is Shakespeare's largest role, a huge complex character consumed by envy and giddy with the power he wields over his so called "superior" Othello. Desdemona abandons herself to the Moor in defiance of her father and embarks on an adventure whose tragic end is perhaps a form of desire. Paul Stebbings directs OTHELLO, Thomas Johnson composes the score.
The company’s OTHELLO is marked by clear story telling, gripping action and visual imagery all complemented by a live score sung and played by the performers. The historical setting is true to Shakespeare's original and this powerful performance evokes the style that was used at the Globe in the Bard's own time.