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Othello

Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Entertaining, Riveting, Great writing
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28 reviews
 

This adaptation of Othello, was staged in modern dress, with a focus on the language of Shakespeare’s original work.

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After Othello, a black Arab, is made General and appointed leader of a wartime military operation, he chooses a scholar as his lieutenant and marries a powerful senator's daughter without his consent. Sick of being passed over, Othello's closest friend and best soldier uses his influence to make a deadly point.

 

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Reviews (28)

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88
Avg Score

95
Great acting, Masterful, Must see, Great staging

See it if want to see great acting by David Oyelowo and Daniel Craig. great staging. fantastic.

Don't see it if cant think of a reason.

85
Ambitious, Edgy, Epic, Great acting, Riveting

See it if you want to see Daniel Craig's masterful performance and a great David Oyellowo take on Sam Gold's fascinating and incredibly staged Shakes

Don't see it if you want to see Shakespeare in a traditional manner. You don't want to see frightening parallels w/ Othello and current politics.

94
Great staging, Outstanding acting, Enthralling

See it if This production of the classic limns man's jealousy, venality and utter fallibility, offers terrific acting and staging as well as the...

Don't see it if ...ability to make the veteran language easy to hear and process -it's never archaic, rather thrilling as it serves up our weaknesses. Bravo

88
Absorbing, Edgy, Great acting, Intelligent, Great staging

See it if you love Shakespeare classics with a fresh take and excellent acting

Don't see it if you're looking for victorian costumes and elaborate staging

95
Jaw-dropping acting, direction, story, character depth and insight...and relevance

See it if You want to see first-hand how a "classic" can deliver greatness, depth and insight on a modern platform

Don't see it if you aren't ready to settle in for a 3.5-hour examination of human nature and its consequential tragedy. Or if you're a superficial patriot.

90
Great acting, Intense, Masterful, Great staging, Bard at his best

See it if I tried to go again, because I don't expect another Othello of this caliber. Creative and devastating...all bard-lovers should not miss.

Don't see it if You can't sit on a cushioned bench for a long time, or if you're not into Shkspre, who is truly not for all...but this is as good as it gets

100
Great acting, Intelligent, Must see, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if You are a fan of Shakespeare's tragedies

Don't see it if You aren't

100
Absorbing, Exquisite, Intense, Riveting, Entertaining

See it if you like Shakespeare and tales of tragedy and woe.

Don't see it if you don't like Shakespeare. But it's one of his best pieces ever made, and I've never seen a bad production.

88
Absorbing, Intense, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Riveting

See it if You like dramatic twists

Don't see it if You want to see something funny

78
Great acting, Great writing, Confusing

See it if You want a different take on an old classic

Don't see it if You have difficulty following dialog that strays from the norm

100
Ambitious, Clever, Great acting, Dated, Entertaining

See it if You want an intelligent show

Don't see it if You don't like shakespeare

81
Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Must see, Romantic

See it if You like Shakespeare and problematic characters

Don't see it if You don't like old English

90
Absorbing, Ambitious, Edgy, Great acting

See it if Best production of Othello I've seen in years, brilliantly directed and acted. And this production means it's about power - evening raced by

Don't see it if If you don't like Shakespeare updated.

63
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great acting, Loud

See it if enjoy classics

Don't see it if very loud acting at times

84
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great acting, Intelligent, Great staging

See it if Wonderful depiction of the original writing. A must see full of dramatic performance.

Don't see it if You grow bored of Shakespeare

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Profound, Great writing

See it if you like Shakespeare.

Don't see it if you don't get Shakespeare.

85
Funny, Original, Edgy, Great acting, Riveting

See it if You don't mind a modern twist put to a traditional play

Don't see it if If you are a traditionalist and expect Elizabethan clothing.

73
Confusing

See it if You like old plays

Don't see it if If you like more modern shows

78
Delightful, Masterful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if U love musicals

Don't see it if You prefer dramas

100
Epic, Intelligent, Masterful, Riveting, Great writing

See it if If it is the only Shakespeare you ever see

Don't see it if See it anyway!

100
Ambitious, Edgy, Great acting, Masterful, Entertaining

See it if You like a decidedly modern take, inspiring sets and acting. Brought a new dimension to the Moor.

Don't see it if don't like Shakespeare.

64
Original, Confusing

See it if You enjoy Shakespeare.

Don't see it if You don't like Shakespeare.

96
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Masterful, Riveting, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy an engaging drama.

Don't see it if you don't like heavy stories.

85
Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking, Must see, Great writing

See it if "...[even] if" you hate the romantic genre (like me). It's darker and more gut-wrenching and heart-rending than you think. I loved it!

Don't see it if ...you're under sixteen or seventeen-years of age unless you're with a parent or adult. Some productions are more "risque" than others.

80
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Riveting, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy something out of the ordinary and older

Don't see it if You aren't up for the challenge of finding the meaning youreslf