Othello is a pretty hefty tragedy, and it’d be understandable if all you knew about it as you approach the play for the first time was that it’s about racial prejudice and tension and revenge. 362 more words
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And what’s he then that says I play the villain?
Ah Othello. In many ways, this is one of the most problematic of Shakespeare’s plays, especially for the modern audiences and directors – a tale about race, otherness, jealousy, spousal violence, with one of the most villainous villains in all of Shakespeare, and a checkered history of performance involving bad accents and blackface. 1,451 more words
The other night, I had the pleasure of attending the 2016 Bell Shakespeare production of Othello at the Canberra Theatre Centre. I love my Shakespeare but had not had the chance to learn anything about… 804 more words
Over the past three years, Arrows & Traps have become well known for their unique adaptations of Shakespeare and other classic works – most recently 1,345 more words
Iago might be my favourite literary villain of all time (I challenge you to read it without thinking of the parrot from Aladdin).
Anyway, this is a good one – everything you can think of is in here: racism, jealousy, loyalty, betrayal, love, revenge, and a ton of other stuff most likely. 27 more words