Shakespeare's Tragedy Othello at Folger Theatre
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The last date listed for Othello was Wednesday November 23, 2011 / 2:00pm.
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We loved the performance! The acting was superb, costumes and sets (especially sets) were terrific! The Folger always puts on a wonderful performance. Our only "difficulty" was that our seats were in the right orchestra along the side - in row that backs to the wall. We could see and hear fine, but there was barely enough leg room between the rows for a semi-comfortable seating. Luckily, we were able to turn our bodies/knees to the side so our legs weren't jammed between the back of the seat and the seat in front of us.
Quotes & Highlights
Find out what’s happening in rehearsal, backstage, and beyond on the new Folger Theatre Production Diary blog. Actor Louis Butelli (Roderigo) takes you behind-the-scenes and offers entertaining and informative observations about the process of bringing _Othello _to the stage.
Read Robert Richmond’s Director’s Notes.
Read Michele Osherow’s Dramaturg’s Notes.
Passions and lies run rampant in this tragedy of love and life destroyed by deceit and jealousy. Shakespeare’s drama reveals the power of manipulation as Iago undermines Othello in a deadly game of betrayal.
Director Robert Richmond reunites with members of the creative team behind last season’s Henry VIII, including Tony Award-winning costume designer William Ivey Long, set designer Tony Cisek, and composer Anthony Cochrane.
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