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  • Tickets: £5/6

The Tragedy Of Othello
By William Shakespeare

18:30, Wed 30th October – Sat 2nd November 2024 at Pembroke College Chapel
Michaelmas Week 3

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Trigger Warnings: The show contains death, verbal and domestic abuse and racial slurs/prejudice.

Othello is a play of many complexities and layers. Othello is a play that tests the capacities individuals will go to upkeep their reputation and external image in society. The setting of Pembroke Chapel (never been performed in before) and it's black and white flooring, shows the mixing of cultures in a society in which race never does blur into one because of societal expectations. It feels like a constant game of chess with those who are ‘others’ never winning. Set against the backdrop of the glitz and glamour of the 1920s, this interpretation of Shakespeare's much loved tragedy highlights the superficiality of society- it is what we see on the surface to be all. Society have already determined he will fail and at what cost?

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Cast

Othello
Desdemona
Iago
Cassio
Emilia
Ludovico
Brabantio
The Duke/Montano
Roderigo
Bianca

Production Team

Director
Assistant Director ,
Co-Producer ,
Intimacy Coordinator –
Shakespeare Workshop Officer –
Publicity –
Welfare –
Photographer
Co-Costume Designers –
Stage Manager