Othello (Match: Lit)
Othello (Match: Lit)
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Othello (Match: Lit) NYC Reviews and Tickets

82%
(28 Ratings)
Positive
89%
Mixed
11%
Negative
0%
Members say
Great acting, Great staging, Intense, Absorbing, Ambitious

About the Show

Match: Lit presents Shakespeare's iconic tragedy about a general driven to jealousy by an enemy posing as a trusted friend.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (28)

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69 Reviews | 19 Followers
100
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Intelligent, Riveting

See it if You have any interest in Shakespeare. The intimate setting gave the play a more intense feeling. I can't praise this enough!

Don't see it if ....

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65 Reviews | 10 Followers
93
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Intense, Must see

See it if you want to experience a terrific cast including a Roderigo who shows a stunningly well acted character arc that makes you want more.

Don't see it if you are annoyed by actors who only "act" their anger by talking through clenched teeth and throwing their shoulders back to weirdly posture.

72 Reviews | 10 Followers
87
Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful

See it if You like well acted, minimally staged Shakespeare. You an follow the fast paced emotionally intense Shakespearesn drama.

Don't see it if You are looking for light hearted entertainment. You want lavish sets or need comfortable chairs. Also, it's a fourth floor walk-up.

197 Reviews | 74 Followers
86
Great acting, Riveting

See it if You like no-frills Shakespeare in a small setting. One row of seats in a square, under netting. Intense, serious production. Great acting.

Don't see it if You dislike Shakespeare, small theater, no set, no frills. Lots of steps to come up, but can call & take elevator. PS death, lies, bodices

54 Reviews | 36 Followers
85
Clever, Entertaining, Intense

See it if You like some Shakespeare. Iago was fabulous!

Don't see it if You want to see a fully staged production. The minimal staging and 30 seat "house" was intimate and homey

95 Reviews | 19 Followers
84
Clever, Ambitious, Great staging, Profound, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy Shakespeare and open minded with non traditional staging. Loved Iago. Couldn't stand the performer who played Othelo.

Don't see it if You feel uncomfortable in an intimate theatre setting

111 Reviews | 19 Followers
83
Intimate, Engaging, Absorbing, Great staging, Intense

See it if you're a fan of Shakespeare, theater in the round, and getting up close and personal with the actors (your seat is level with the stage).

Don't see it if you're bothered by mood lighting, mood music (during act and scene breaks), or modern (rather than Elizabethan) costuming.

393 Reviews | 101 Followers
80
Ambitious, Intimate, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intense at times

See it if a faithful, emotionally raw&physically intense Othello, stripped of costume or scenery with young, adept actors, crisply directed, interests

Don't see it if you don't like immersive theatre, or an unrelenting exploration of the basest aspects of human behavior, no justice in sight. Read more

Critic Reviews (1)

Blog Critics
October 30th, 2016

"Match: Lit‘s production emphasizes the intimacy of the emotions that drive the story...Koivisto makes inventive use of space...Othello becomes a bit less fully dimensional in the second half, as the tragedy overwhelms him, while Clare Tyers’ Desdemona never quite matches the intense level of commitment her costars muster...Crisp pacing, lush acting, and intimate staging make this 'Othello' of the id a sharp, satisfyingly frightening vision of one of the foulest sides of human nature."
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