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Othello is a play by William Shakespeare that uses the sociology of both the audience and the characters of the play themselves to make a commentary on race and primarily class. The reason that the play functions the way it … Continue reading

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Desdemona and Emilia

In my staging of Othello I would focus on the costume design of the two leading ladies, Desdemona and Emilia. The costumes for Desdemona would accentuate her femininity, class, and purity, as these qualities are at the center of her … Continue reading

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On Staging Othello

Many say that the play “Othello” is about race, but I disagree. It’s true that race is what’s featured as the device to bring forth the prejudice and discrimination, but I doubt that Othello being white would have stopped Iago … Continue reading

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Othello production

If I were to produce Othello, I would like to create more of a narrative around Desdemona and Emilia’s friendship in throughout the play rather than just the end. I don’t like that pretty much the only two female characters … Continue reading

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No Fear Shakespeare: Staging Othello in Our Current Political Climate

When I went to see the production of Othello in the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington D.C. the director cast Othello as a Muslim Moor as a commentary on Islamophobia in the United States, especially after the events that occurred on … Continue reading

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Othello Production

In my opinion, Othello should only be produced live. I do not think that a cinema version would be able to convey the complexity between characters on which this play thrives. In casting this production, I feel as though the … Continue reading

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Othello

As the director of a new production of Othello, the set would be the parlor of a grand palace.  There would be a giant bay window with white curtains in the background.  As Othello loses his mind out of jealousy, … Continue reading

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Othello The Movie

If I were to make an Othello movie I would want it to be very over the top.  I want exotic set locations, grande costumes, a crazy unexpected cast, ANYTHING to make it over the top but not garish or … Continue reading

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Staging Othello

I think Othello is a particularly interesting play because of how race was perceived in Shakespeare’s time and how it is perceived today. The differences and similarities between these perceptions can create a tension between the play and its audience. … Continue reading

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The Character of Iago

One big change that I would instill as a director is to further highlight the character of Iago. Besides the fact that the play is named for Othello, and that Iago does not undergo any changes from beginning to end, … Continue reading

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