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

81%
(28 Reviews)
Positive
89%
Mixed
11%
Negative
0%
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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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Member Reviews (28)

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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

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

70
Intimate, Entertaining, Funny, Great writing, Intense

See it if you like Shakespeare, Othello, and intimate, small productions where you are physically close to the cast.

Don't see it if you don't like Othello, Shakespeare, or small, close productions.

67
Entertaining, Confusing, Great singing

See it if You wanna see very strong performances by women.

Don't see it if You're interested in Othello for it's more uncomfortable aspects (misogyny, racism and their relation to intimate violence)

80
Great acting, Intense, Intimate, Well-paced, Well-choreographed

See it if you enjoy a faithful interpretation of the play, great acting, passionate delivery, and an intimate space in which actors constantly move.

Don't see it if you dislike Shakespearean tragedies or small productions. Read more

79
Intelligent, Intense, Absorbing, Great writing, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see a straightforward production of one of Shakespeare's masterworks and for the great performance by the actor playing Iago

Don't see it if you don't like modern dress Shakespeare or plays staged with the audience on four sides of the action. Some scenes may be blocked from view

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

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.

Critic Reviews (1)

BlogCritics.org
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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