Diabolic Intellect and the Noble Hero: or, The Sentimentalist's Othello
Eamonn Walker, who played the part of Marigold in Alf Garnett's In Sickness and in Health, plays the main part of John Othello
, while Christopher Eccleston plays the manipulative Jago who brings about Othello
's and his wife Dessie's downfall.
Another equally successful farce was Stage Mad, in which Aldridge enacted the part of Massa Jeronymo Othello
Thespis, a stage-struck servant whose outstanding foible was a penchant for misquoting famous lines from Shakespeare.
As I have argued earlier, the novelty of Aldridge's Othello
for many of his audience was that Aldridge's actions and emotions were viewed as "natural"--the authentic inner life of a black man, captured on stage.
But we can imagine a skilled actor who makes us see that Othello
in his final moments is discovering that he cannot be other than what he has always been: a man pledged by inherited religion to Islam and not to the Christianity of white Europeans.
Still, notwithstanding the distinctions between them, both Othello
and Frederic are familiar with and affected by estrangement in similar and profound ways.
PATRICE NAIAMBANA AND MICHAEL GOULD, 2009 Patricie was described by a reviewer as "a charismatic and colourful Othello
" in Kathryn Hunter's revival; while Michael Gould was "frighteningly plausible" as Iago who "sets out to destroy Othello
with a sardonic, matter-of-fact glee".
Tyson felt that performing Othello
on stage would be "mortifying" but a filmed TV version would work.
PREVIEW Shakespeare's Othello
BIRMINGHAM REP IT'S a production of Shakespeare's famous tragedy, but as it's by Frantic Assembly, don't expect it to be ordinary.
For an hour and more, Totterwitz and fellow players Mitsou Doudeau and Cedric Michel rendered a version of Shakespeare's "The Tragedy of Othello
, the Moor of Venice," with the three actors playing several of the play's characters
When he recounts the story that won Desdemona's heart, Othello
mentions having been taken by the insolent foe / And sold to slavery.
smothers his beloved Desdemona, he discovers she has been true to him and he kills himself.