Othello

William Shakespeare

Othello

A fresh urban take on Shakespeare's tragedy spun out, smashed up and lyrically rewritten over original beats. 4.0 out of 5 based on 1 reviews
Othello

Omniscore:

Location London
Venue Shakespeare's Globe
Director The Q Brothers
Cast The Q Brothers
From May 2012
Until May 2012
Box Office 020 7401 9919
 

A fresh urban take on Shakespeare's tragedy spun out, smashed up and lyrically rewritten over original beats.

Part of the Globe to Globe Festival

Reviews

The Guardian

Kieran Yates

Things teeter on the edge of cheesiness throughout (we could have done without references to "Willy Shakes" in the intro), but they're saved thanks to the wordplay – well-paced, sophisticated and, at times, very funny. The play's brutality felt largely missing, and it would have been fascinating for the Q Brothers to explore Othello's descent into jealousy more fully. The fury-fuelled rage of artists like Eminem or DMX give an insight into how chilling hip-hop can be.

07/05/2012

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