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OTHELLO CEST QUI 20130114
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Carriageworks 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh NSW 2015

OTHELLO CEST QUI

SYDNEY FESTIVAL PRESENTS

OTHELLO CEST QUI

Of all the roles for black actors in the western world, Othello is by far the most powerful and legendary. Yet Shakespeare’s famous Moor is barely known in Africa.

Across this cultural divide, Ivory Coast-born performer Franck Edmond Yao and German actress Cornelia Dörr unite to interrogate the confrontational world of Othello and Desdemona. Sharp, political and sensual, Othello c’est qui (Othello who’s that) is a liberating exploration of cultural clichés and boundaries.

The actors reveal their distinctly expressive playing styles as they parody traditional Othello performances with candour. Together they pull apart themes of colonialism, migration, religion and politics in an urgent, seemingly improvised way.

This award-winning production creates a tough yet moving portrait of prejudice and the theatre itself.

A slick, clever production” Die Zeit

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11 – 14 JAN

11 Jan 7:30pm
12 2:00pm and 4:30pm
13 4:30pm and 7pm
14 6:30pm

Tickets

$35