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In Rehearsal: Othello Act 3, Scene 3

Digital Theatre
Masterclass

In Rehearsal: Othello Act 3, Scene 3

Digital Theatre
Masterclass
In this exclusive rehearsal footage, captured behind the scenes of English Touring Theatre’s Othello, director Richard Twyman and the actors who brought the characters of Othello and Iago to life explore a scene, rehearsing the lines before analysing each moment in great detail.
Darius Campbell © Paul Coltas

Funny Girl: Backstage

Digital Theatre
Interview

Funny Girl: Backstage

Digital Theatre
Interview
Actors Darius Campbell and Rachel Izen, who played alongside Sheridan Smith in the West End revival of the classic musical Funny Girl, discuss their respective processes when bringing the characters of Nick Arnstein and Mrs Brice to life.
Victor Oshin - Othello (2018)

On Othello: An Interview with Victor Oshin

Digital Theatre
Interview

On Othello: An Interview with Victor Oshin

Digital Theatre
Interview
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.
Kitty Archer - Desdemona - Othello (2018)

On Othello: An Interview with Kitty Archer

Digital Theatre
Interview

On Othello: An Interview with Kitty Archer

Digital Theatre
Interview
Kitty Archer plays the role of Desdemona in English Touring Theatre’s contemporary production of Othello. Archer provides a key analysis of her character, mapping Desdemona's emotional journey from the beginning to the very end and exploring the brutality and challenges of playing the final scene.
Richard Twyman - Othello (2018)

On Othello: An interview with Richard Twyman

Digital Theatre
Interview

On Othello: An interview with Richard Twyman

Digital Theatre
Interview
Richard Twyman elaborates on his ideas and processes for directing English Touring Theatre’s thought-provoking production of Othello, with a particular focus on developing character relationships, communicating meaning and exploring key themes of religion, love and gender.

On Othello: The Play

Digital Theatre
Interview

On Othello: The Play

Digital Theatre
Interview
The acting company who brought Shakespeare’s classic tragedy to life in an acclaimed production from English Touring Theatre give insight into their personal interpretations of Othello, considering the embedded themes of gender, race and religion which now resonate with audiences in new ways.

Preparing for Performance

Digital Theatre
Documentary

Preparing for Performance

Digital Theatre
Documentary
In this exclusive look behind the scenes of English Touring Theatre’s Othello, the creative team who brought Shakespeare’s classic tragedy to life, including director Richard Twyman, give intimate insight into the making of this critically acclaimed production.

CPD Resource: Exploring Female Roles in Othello & Macbeth

Digital Theatre
Workshop

CPD Resource: Exploring Female Roles in Othello & Macbeth

Digital Theatre
Workshop
In this exclusive workshop, students are encouraged to challenge character stereotypes by exploring the relationship between language and gender and experimenting with various ways of approaching the female roles in Othello and Macbeth using techniques such as ‘ghosting’, improvisation and tableaux.
Nicholas Hytner

‘Directing the National’: Lecture given by Nicholas Hytner with Tom Morris

Directors Guild
Lecture
Nicholas Hytner

‘Directing the National’: Lecture given by Nicholas Hytner with Tom Morris

Directors Guild
Lecture
In the Third Annual Directors Guild Peter Brook Lecture, Nicholas Hytner reflects on his career at the National Theatre in London. With reference to seminal productions, including War Horse and The History Boys, he states emphatically that surrounding himself with the right people was crucial to his success as Artistic Director.

‘From Stage to Screen’: Lecture given by Phyllida Lloyd with Fiona Shaw

Directors Guild
Lecture

‘From Stage to Screen’: Lecture given by Phyllida Lloyd with Fiona Shaw

Directors Guild
Lecture
In the Second Annual Directors Guild Peter Brook Lecture, Phyllida Lloyd CBE reflects on her career to date. Through a series of funny, heartfelt and deeply personal anecdotes, Lloyd explores the differences between working in theatre and film, with reference to the extraordinary journey of Mamma Mia from the West End stage to Hollywood. 

Contemporary Performance Practice... Tara Arts: Jatinder Verma interviewed by Dominic Hingorani

Digital Theatre
Interview

Contemporary Performance Practice... Tara Arts: Jatinder Verma interviewed by Dominic Hingorani

Digital Theatre
Interview
In this fascinating discussion, Artistic Director of Tara Arts Jatinder Verma covers everything from ethnicity and migration to pantomime and verbatim theatre. Verma considers how classic texts can be reworked for contemporary audiences and concludes by explaining how Black Theatre Live enables and empowers artists to find a space for their work.

Contemporary Performance Practice... On Scenography: Pamela Howard interviewed by Rachel Hann

Digital Theatre
Interview

Contemporary Performance Practice... On Scenography: Pamela Howard interviewed by Rachel Hann

Digital Theatre
Interview
Celebrated director and scenographer Pamela Howard gives a history of scenography in practice, including insights into the early days of the Prague Quadrennial. She explores the political and artistic importance of international collaboration and discusses in detail her seminal book, What is Scenography.