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Shakespeare’s Othello

On Tuesday evening, the A Level Drama classes took a trip to Dubai Opera House to see Richard Twyman’s re-imagined performance of Othello as part of their Live Theatre review exam. Othello is one of Shakespeare’s most startlingly contemporary plays – a masterful depiction of a life torn apart by prejudice. This contemporary interpretation did not disappoint. Set in Venice; a western colonial power employs the newly-married Othello, a Muslim general, to lead their army against the impending Turkish invasion. In a society torn apart by discrimination and fear, Othello’s life quickly unravels. Manipulated by Iago, he turns on everything he holds dear. The evening was enjoyed by both staff and students. The spectacular performance offered a multitude of dramatic techniques and design elements to inspire the students for their written exam.


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