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OTHELLO Opens at The Globe, Directed by Ellen McDougall


Thursday 23 February – Saturday 22 April 2017

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Directed by Ellen McDougall

‘O God, that men should put an enemy in their mouths to steal away their brains!’


Othello is a successful and celebrated hero. He lives in a world that seems to be tolerant, but when he marries his love, Desdemona, his best friend Iago helps to turn Othello into an object of envy and mistrust. So-called tolerance becomes thinly veiled prejudice as Iago rewrites the narrative of the world and people are quickly reduced to fixed gender and racial ‘types’.


Published: 2nd March 2017