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Othello (The Seeing Place Theater)

29 Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Entertaining, Riveting, Great writing
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2h 40m | Already closed | The Clarion Theatre (Gramercy)

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

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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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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

85
Ambitious, Great acting, Relevant, Resonant, Great writing

See it if If you like the Bard, truly one of his best.

Don't see it if It is a very long show. Shakespeare in modern dress. If you don't like classic theater or the Bard.

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.

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

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.

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

See it if you like Shakespeare.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

See it if U love musicals

Don't see it if You prefer dramas

73
Confusing

See it if You like old plays

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

64
Original, Confusing

See it if You enjoy Shakespeare.

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

63
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great acting, Loud

See it if enjoy classics

Don't see it if very loud acting at times

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.

92
Enchanting, Great acting, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if It was amazing. You will be pleasantly amazed by it.

Don't see it if Your not a fan of Shakespeare.


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