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A modern perspective

In this video Gregory Doran, Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, talks about his perspective on Othello and the way he approached the text in his 2004 production. As …

Introduction

Over the week Dr Nick Walton from the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust will be asking questions about Shakespeare’s motivations and intentions, critical perspectives and the language itself. You will also get …

Accessing the globe

In this video Professor Michael Dobson talks about Shakespeare’s plays as a way for his audience to connect with world affairs and to experience different places. As part of this …

Talking themes

In this video Jacqui O’Hanlon returns to the idea of ‘themes’ and significant, recurring, messages in Othello. With the help of the acting company and director Iqbal Khan, they think …

The play in its time

In this video Dr Anjna Chouhan and Dr Abigail Rokison-Woodall, who will be your educators in Weeks 3 and 4, explore the context in which Othello was created and published. …

Relationships and connections

In this video Jacqui joins the RSC acting company to think about the significant relationships between characters and each of their motivations in the play. As you watch consider: What …

A look at Iago

In this video Dr Nick Walton, who will be your educator in Week 2, focuses on the character of Iago, exploring the fascination with his character and his role within …

Introduction

Welcome to Week 1 of the course where we will be looking at a question that is often grappled with in rehearsal: what is Othello all about? As part of …

About Othello

In this video Jacqui O’Hanlon introduces director Iqbal Khan as he summarises the events of the play, before asking the acting company to explain what Othello is ‘about’ for them. …