• The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice, and Twelfth Night (review)

    Author(s):
    Elizabeth E. Tavares (see profile)
    Date:
    2013
    Subject(s):
    Early modern English drama, Shakespeare performance
    Item Type:
    Review
    Tag(s):
    William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night, Othello
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/2jvr-rk39
    Abstract:
    The Shakespeare Project of Chicago specializes in producing semi-staged early modern readings, organizing an interpretation of a text around the use of playtext prompters. It is an intentionally stripped-down process: they rehearse a production for three days before a single weekend of performances at four Chicagoland libraries. The spaces are routine, but because of the tight schedule the players don’t actually get a chance to rehearse in them. This means the company is typically unable to test blocking choices or experiment with the presentational options the architecture of a space might provide. This mode of production presents a unique challenge to each performance: how to adapt the use of plain black playtext prompters—often the only prop available—in these four bare and relatively untested spaces.
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