Othello takes fearless turn

12th March 2004 at 00:00

othellophobia
review rating: ****

Othello, Shakespeare's tale of racist hatred, jealousy and lust, is as resonant in the tabloid era of race riots and asylum-seekers as it was 400 years ago, when it was first performed. And it is these themes that Othellophobia, a new, touring production of the play, attempts to address.

Othellophobia combines an abridged version of the original text with movement and dance drawn from the martial-arts traditions of tai chi, capoeira and karate.

For details of the play's tour www.wkac.ac.ukcpartsothelloothello.htm

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