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Othello (The Web Series)

Alternative title
William Shakespeare’s Othello
Synopsis
The Brooklyn-based Ready Set Go Theatre company in an online performance of Othello. The web series is split into twelve ‘digestible’ parts, each less than ten minutes, with locations throughout New York City. Actors filmed the entire project in less than a month after their full-time day jobs and the company hopes that the performances will have a practical use in classrooms. The first episode was launched on 14 September 2012.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2012
Transmission details
14 Dec 2012
Duration
c100

Credits

Director
John Robert Hurley
Cast
Rafael JordanOthello
Sue WhiteDesdemona
Cory LawsonIago
Lauren BoydMichel Cassio (Michael Cassio)
Noelle StewartEmilia
Afrim GjonbalajLodovico
Casey BiggsDuke of Venice
Joe GrifasiBrabantio
Julie MorrisBianca
Shannon StoweMontano
Tristan MorrisRoderigo

Additional Details

Theatre company
Ready Set Go Theatre Co.
Production type
Other
Historical period
Contemporary
Plays
Othello
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Gender reversal

Notes

Notes
Estimated budget: $2,000.
General
The role of Michael Cassio is played by a woman.

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