Golden Globe nominee David Oyelowo ('Selma') stars in the title role opposite Daniel Craig's Iago in Shakespeare’s tragedy, directed by Tony winner Sam Gold. More…
An intense and intimate mounting of Shakespeare's famous play about a Moorish general who elopes with the daughter of a Venetian Senator, then falls prey to a vicious plot hatched by the man he trusts most. Performed in modern-day dress and set in a military barracks. Note: Tickets for this production are pretty much sold out.
See it if You love, creative theatre with great acting and terrific actors. An incredibly powerful production.
Don't see it if you like traditional or boring productions.
See it if Whip-smart direction from Sam Gold & brilliant Shakespearean line-readings from the virtuoso celebrity cast in this in riveting production
Don't see it if No court costumes, but a penetrating theatrical examination of class conflict with Daniel Craig & Oyelowo vividly nailing their characters
See it if /4 passionate heartbreaking David Oyelowo/Othello, workmanlike Daniel Craig/Iago; still soaring, moving Shakespeare
Don't see it if Sam Gold directorial intrusions (modern dress, action in darkness, emphasis on battle setting) tho ambitious don't always enhance production
See it if You want an intense, gut-punch drama that stays with you long after the play ends. You enjoy modern interpretations of Shakespeare.
Don't see it if You want a wholly unified & evenly matched cast. Most of the cast is excellent, 1 is not. You don't like modern takes on Shakespeare.
See it if You want to see the pretty boys. You are big on strident declaiming. You are open to interesting contemporary staging.
Don't see it if You valorize acting which causes you to suspend disbelief. This makes the story clear, but seems all bluster and testosterone.
See it if Othello is one of your favorite Shakespeare plays. You want an especially bold production with distinctive Sam Gold directorial touches.
Don't see it if You're claustrophobic (the set/seating is v. contained). You want a traditional presentation or will be annoyed by anachronistic flairs.
See it if you "know" Othello. This is a very good "modern dress" version. Daniel Craig is sly, quiet and terrific DO could have been more subtle
Don't see it if you like powerful emotions overplayed. I thought the seating would be worse than it was. Front row has enough leg room; other rows,?
See it if you're a fan of Daniel Craig, are interested in directorial reinterpretation, want to see a unique but unsuccessful take on the play.
Don't see it if it's your first Othello (this production muddles the story), you're frustrated by bad pacing, or want a faithful interpretation of text.
See it if Fabulous performances by David Oyelowo & Daniel Craig.Young Rachel Brosnahan--wonderful as Desdemona. Interesting modern Othello production
Don't see it if You want a classic Shakespearean production. If you'll be uncomfortable on plywood benches with pillow, in overheated theatre, sweat sweat😰
See it if you can get a ticket! The proximity to these actors makes you a responsible audience member. Attention is required and easily given.
Don't see it if you're a Shakespeare snob. I heard lots of complaints about casting and staging at intermission, but I liked it all. Rodrigo rules!!!