Othello


Othello is one of Shakespeare’s most startlingly contemporary plays – an electrifying thriller and masterful depiction of a life torn apart by prejudice.

Venice: a western colonial power employs the newlymarried Othello, a Muslim general, to lead their army against the impending Turkish invasion.

The difficulties of fitting into a society riven by discrimination, fear and mistrust soon take their toll on Othello. Manipulated by Iago, his life quickly unravels as he turns on everything he holds dear.

Following a critically acclaimed tour and London run, Richard Twyman’s vital production of Othello is brought to the stage by UK Theatre Award winners English Touring Theatre in a co-production with Oxford Playhouse and Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory.

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ETT and Oxford Playhouse invite you to make the Oxford Othello Project as exciting and significant as the play itself.

The Oxford Othello Project is a space for you to respond to the production and themes of the play while creating a cross-cultural and intergenerational dialogue using your chosen art form.

If you watch ETT’s production of Othello at Oxford Playhouse we would like you to share your response creatively. 

You can:

  • Write a new scene using any of the characters in the play
  • Write a poem or short story
  • Create an audio recording of your scene, poem, short story or spoken word piece
  • Film a performance of your scene, reading of your poem, short story or spoken word piece
  • Create a drawing
  • Create a short graphic novel, anime or storyboard
  • Create a sculpture / piece of 3D art

If you feel inspired by another person’s piece of work we encourage you to create a dialogue with that person using your chosen form.

Your responses will be used to create a digital exhibition and some pieces will be displayed/shown in the Top Room at Oxford Playhouse on Saturday 22nd September.

Please email copies, recordings or photos to learning@oxfordplayhouse.com or post them ‘for the attention of’ Participation, Othello Project Oxford Playhouse OX1 2LW

See the current submissions here 

 

 

 

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Age guideline: 12+

Full Circle and Enjoy get 50% off a pair of tickets for opening night or Saturday matinee.

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  • One of the best I have seen.
       
    Observer
  • An astute and powerful production.
       
    Times
  • Articulate, dynamic and thrilling.
       
    Stage

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