Entries Tagged as 'staging _Othello_'

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

Staging Othello (Act 1 Scene 3)

While reading the first act of Othello I was most taken with the monologue and following lines in Act One Scene 3 where Iago repeatedly tells Rodrigo to “Put money in thy purse.” Act 1 Scene 3 IAGO: It is merely a lust of the blood and a permission of the will. Come, be a man. Drown […]

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

Staging Othello – Lights and Characters

The way I would stage Othello would focus on the lighting within each scene, particularly on the scenes concerning Iago (specifically pp. 48, pp.82-85, and pp. 92-94). In my opinion, Iago is the cornerstone of this play (at least so far) and if the audience understands his motives and how he is feeling, then the […]

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

Othello vs Get Out

If I was the new director of Othello, I would redirect Act I Scene III when Othello is trying to prove that Desdemona is in love with him to her father, Brabantio. (Pages 60-62) OTHELLO Most potent, grave, and reverend signiors, My very noble and approved good masters, That I have ta’en away this old […]

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

Staging of Shakespeare’s “Othello”: A domestic tragedy

The lights suddenly go out at once. The orchestra strikes up an abrupt, dramatic composition. As the curtain rises, excited chatters immediately fade into thin air and an absolute silence descends over the crowd. Then there is no other sound but the singing of a man who just walks on the front stage, whose expressions […]

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

Staging Othello (pp.62-64)

Staging Othello If I were to direct a new production of Othello, I would change the location to bring new insights to the play and audience. To give an example of the new staging I would produce of Othello, I chose this specific moment to look at:   Act 1, Scene 3 (Pp. 62-64) OTHELLO […]

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

Staging Othello (pgs. 49-50)

If I was the new director of Othello, although I would need to study the book for much longer, one of the scenes that stood out the most to me was on pages 49 to 50, when Iago and Roderigo wake up Brabantio at his window. This is the passage: Iago: Awake! What ho, Brabantio! […]