Othello (Newcastle-upon-Tyne) Reviews
Description:Performance takes place at the Northern Stage, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Newest Review: ... or seeing it performed. This means that I went into the auditorium cold, have no idea what to expect other than a small ... more
Customer Othello (Newcastle-upon-Tyne) Reviews (2)
by - written on 10/09/09 (Useful, 19 readings)
Being a Theatre Studies student, I've seen my fare share of theatre and Shakespeare productions, however somehow had never got round to either reading Othello or seeing it performed. This means that I went into the auditorium cold, have no idea what to expect other than a small synopsis in the programme. For most theatre productions, this is fine and usual, however many say that Shakespeare live is best enjoyed after you've read it and really understood it. For this production of Othello, however, coming in with such a small amount of knowledge about the story was not a problem at all, which I put down to the intense and heartfelt acting. The 1950's colonial style of .. Read the complete review
by - written on 24/02/09, updated on 25/02/09 (Very useful, 366 readings)
Having never seen either Othello performed on Stage, nor the RSC away from Stratford, I was intrigued to see this performance in Newcastle. I have to say that, when compared with other RSC performances I have seen, I felt slightly disappointed. Act One: The Venue ---------------------------- The play was staged at the Northern Stage theatre in Newcastle. Like the play itself, I found the venue a little disappointing. First impressions are not terribly positive, as it is currently undergoing major building work; so much of it is hidden in scaffolding. That aside, the venue felt cramped and lacking in space. Virtually everywhere you went in ... Read the complete review
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