The Decoy Bride (2011)
Speaking as a bisexual, I enjoyed reblogging this post.
*types comment bisexually*
Othello (National Theatre, 3 October 2013)
For his latest production Nicholas Hytner decided to have Othello take place in a British military camp in Cyprus. A brilliant move, as it brings a much needed freshness to a heavy play that has been performed countless times in its 400-year-old history.
Adrian Lester is excellent in the title role, making Othello’s change from respected leader and loving husband to a suspicious and brutal murderer seem very plausible in the course of three hours. Yet for me it was Rory Kinnear as the plotting, deceitful Iago who really stood out in this production. I have seen many actors struggle to deliver Shakespeare’s language naturally but Kinnear has a knack for making his lines sound not only modern but even improvised, which is no mean feat. Olivia Vinall is a bit wet as the hipster Desdemona, whereas Lyndsey Marshal had the real balls, playing the reluctant but later gutsy wife to Iago.
The set design is outstanding. We’ve seen soldiers playing football against the sandy coloured concrete bunkers, Othello spewing his guts out in the camp lavatories and Iago spraying beer over a soldier in the common room.
Lester’s and Kinnear’s double act keeps you on the edge of your seat in this refreshed and very accessible Shakespearean production.
Like father like daughter.
Doctor Who Cast + Carrying each other
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