This coming March, Shakespeare’s most tortured and passionate protagonist will be arriving in Dubai, but with a twist that looks set to make the Bard less of a bore for the younger generation.
Brought to the city by Art for All, the smash hit Chicago Shakespeare show 'Othello: The Remix' is an imaginative reworking of Shakespeare’s tragedy of jealousy and revenge. Rooted in the artistic traditions of American hip-hop, this lively and experimental take on the classical text has also been adapted to suit the cultural sensitivities of the Middle East region.
For those unfamiliar with the classical text, Shakespeare’s play is set against the backdrop of armed conflict, with Othello a general in the Venetian army, deployed by the Duke of Venice to defend their interests in Cyprus.
In Othello: The Remix, however, the energetic production sees MC Othello getting out of the ghetto and going straight to the top of his field. He wins the respect of the music industry, the adulation of fans, and also the heart of the beautiful singer Desdemona. But, as with all Shakespeare’s tragic protagonists, his character suffers from a fatal flaw.
This tale of passion, manipulation and tragedy is a must for Shakespeare fans, as well as an accessible and contemporary way to introduce the classical text to newcomers.
From: March 1st - 2nd, 2015
Public performance: March 1st, 7:30pm
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