Othello is incredibly talented and successful. But he remains an outsider in his city, subject to racism, jealousy and suspicion. Only Desdemona treats him with respect and kindness: they fall passionately in love. His best friend, Iago, watches Othello’s life flourish with unbearable jealousy and plots to undermine his love for Desdemona.
Othello’s world disintegrates into chaos – he loses control of his thoughts and emotions – and turns on the only person in the world who wants to protect him.
Intense, dramatic and timeless, Othello is one of Shakespeare’s most atmospheric, fast-moving and devastating tales. Shakespeare concocts a poisonous cocktail that reveals how prejudice, jealousy, and social exclusion can destroy the most intelligent minds and the purest of loves.
Ellen McDougall directs a powerful feminist take on Shakespeare's bitter tragedy
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