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OTHELLO _ English Touring Theatre _ Trailer

Othello   |   Production   |   William Shakespeare

Victor Oshin (Othello) in Othello | English Touring Theatre © Helen Murray

About this production

This stylish reimagining of Othello, captured by Digital Theatre live, was directed by Richard Twyman and performed by English Touring Theatre.

The production unlocks the play for a contemporary audience, presenting an Othello forced to conceal his Muslim faith in order to survive and thrive in Venetian society.

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  • 17Written resources
  • 24Video resources

Discover video and written resources to help you teach Othello, including lesson activities, contextual guides, and exclusive insights from performers, practitioners and Shakespeare experts.

Top resource picks

Othello Practical Workshop Guide

Deepen your students’ understanding of the play as a blueprint for performance with this practical workshop guide.

Richard Twyman on Othello

Director Richard Twyman explores key themes of Othello – including religion, masculinity, and fear of the other – and their relevance to contemporary issues.

Victor Oshin on Playing Othello

Victor Oshin discusses what helped him get under the skin of the titular character in English Touring Theatre’s production of Othello.

In Rehearsal: Othello Act 3, Scene 3

In this exclusive rehearsal footage, Richard Twyman works with the actors of Othello to explore a key scene.

Manga Shakespeare: Othello

Engage your students with this highly visual manga retelling of the play.

Dear Mister Shakespeare

In this original piece, artist Phoebe Boswell questions Shakespeare about the racial tensions in Othello and explores how these anxieties resonate today.

An Othello for Our Time

Lyn Gardner explores the impact of updating Shakespeare’s tragedy for a modern audience, with a focus on ETT’s production of Othello.

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