Othello - Theatre Royal Bath Reviews
Description:Shakespeare's classic drama.
Newest Review: ... when he did make his first entrance the audience were still; it was almost eerie. He had stage presence as soon as he entered and his voice echoed around the theatre. He is an impressive man - you forget this is a well-loved comedian immediately and instead you are watching the powerful and mesmerising Othello. He towered over the rest of the actors which helped I think - although the ... more
Customer Othello - Theatre Royal Bath Reviews (2)
by - written on 21/04/09 (Very useful, 125 readings)
I was lucky enough to be able to buy tickets to see Othello at the Bath theatre Royal. I love the theatre, I love Shakespeare (I have to - I am an English teacher) and the fact that Lenny Henry was playing Othello was very intriguing. He had always been a favourite entertainer of mine but this was far removed from what he is usually associated with. Summary of the plot: Othello, a general in Venice, appoints Cassio as his chief Lieutenant. Iago, filled with jealously, plots both their downfalls by falsely implicating Othello's wife, Desdemona and Cassio in an affair. This is Shakespeare so ends in tragedy and death. The Theatre: A ... Read the complete review
by - written on 19/04/09 (Very useful, 247 readings)
I enjoyed Shakespeare at school, especially Macbeth (which I studied for O-levels) and Hamlet (at A-level). I also love going to the theatre, but hadn't actually seen any live Shakespeare on stage since my A-level years - some twenty years ago now! But then, last year, I watched an interview on TV with comedian and actor Lenny Henry, who was about to start rehearsing for the title role in Othello. This whetted my appetite and when I heard the play was coming to the Theatre Royal, Bath, in April, my husband and I managed to get front row tickets for Friday's performance. I only had a vague idea of the storyline of Othello before going. I had meant ... Read the complete review
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