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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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

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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

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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