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Othello: The Remix

Synopsis
A hip-hop version of Othello staged by the Q Brothers from Chicago as part of the Globe to Globe season. "This version, updated by the Q Brothers, best known for their 2003 hip-hop adaptation of The Comedy of Errors, is acted and narrated by a cast of four men in jumpsuits (plus that DJ up in the balcony). The lack of scenery or props make voices, and a fair bit of b-boy-like choreography, the focus - and we swap iambic pentameter for a 4/4 hip-hop tempo." [Kieran Yates. The Guardian, 7 May 2012].
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
May 2012
Duration
90 mins

Credits

Director
Q Brothers
Writer
Q Brothers
Music
Q Brothers
Cast
Postell PringleOthello
GQIago
Doran. JacksonMichael Cassio
Doran. JacksonEmilia
Clayton StamperDJ
GQBrabantio
JQBianca
JQRoderigo
Q Brothers 

Additional Details

Theatre
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
Theatre company
Chicago Shakespeare Theatre
Production type
Stage Recordings
Plays
Othello
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Hip Hop; Complete Works; Gender-blind casting; Globe to Globe season; World Shakespeare Festival 2012

Notes

History
The performance was staged 5 and 6 May 2012.

Archive

Name

Shakespeare’s Globe

Contact
Librarian
Email
library@shakespearesglobe.com
Web
http://www.shakespearesglobe.com External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 7902 1433
Fax
+44 (0) 7902 1401
Address
21 New Globe Walk
Bankside
London
SE1 9DT

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