Othello

Theatre, Drama
Othello
Photograph: Supplied Othello

Experience Shakespeare’s tragedy as it was intended, in this limited season from New Zealand venture Pop-up Globe

Pop-up Globe is a replica of the Globe Theatre of 1614, built to the exact specifications of the Bard and his players. This is how the most popular plays in the world were born and staged: with natural light and unplugged sound, a standing audience of general admission ‘groundlings’, direct-audience address, and dirty jokes telegraphed with obscene gestures.

Othello has something for everyone, in a way: arguably the most evil villain Shakespeare ever created; epic love; epic jealousy; war; and betrayal. Celebrated soldier Othello loves Desdemona, but not everyone is thrilled about their union or about Othello’s success, because he is a Moor (someone with dark skin), and people have been racist throughout history.

British director Ben Naylor’s Jacobean-inspired production promises to be confronting and entertaining.

Read our guide and do Pop-up Globe like a pro.

Also on at the Pop-up Globe:

As You Like It 

Much Ado About Nothing

Henry V

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