“The eye that’s constantly on Othello, I’ve definitely felt on me.”
Victor Oshin plays the title role in English Touring Theatre’s modern production of Othello. Oshin introduces the story of the play, exploring the religious connotations and sexual politics embedded within the text and discusses the use of language to convey meaning.
Oshin provides an insight into his preparation for the part, using his personal experiences to develop a physical and emotional vocabulary for Othello and researching previous interpretations to influence his performance. He also details various ways of unlocking character through analysing Othello’s relationship with both Iago and Desdemona.