“Shakespeare is telling me that all of these characters are us. Shakespeare is telling me there is jealousy within me.”
Actor Ray Fearon brings the character of Othello to life by combining readings from Shakespeare’s text with intimate insights into his own experience of playing the Moor. He considers how Othello swings like a pendulum between love and hatred, and how the opposing use of verse and prose consolidates this effect.
Recounting his first forays into acting, Fearon explains why his background in sport has helped him as a performer through the development of determination, discipline and tenacity, and why this experience enables him to get through a gruelling theatrical run.
*Contains strong language