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The Othello
The Othello
Drama. Adapted by Y York. Based on Shakespeare's work with raps by Y York.

Cast: 3m., 1w. This story carefully takes apart and reveals the tragedy of the jealous man, the man who believes he can own another. "Far from the first to take one of Shakespeare's stories into a different era or cultural context, playwright Y York…[does] a masterful job of it here…[reframing] the story as a hip-hop love triangle…The key soliloquies are presented as modern G-rated rap. The lyrics are catchy. The emotions remain intact. York simplifies the plot as well. She redefines Iago, one of Shakespeare's most malevolent villains, as Desdemona's longtime friend and confidante. We learn that Iago was in love with Desdemona long before the exotic and dynamic Moor came into the picture and won her heart. In York's telling of the story, Iago's decision to destroy Othello is driven as much by his unrequited love for Desdemona as by Othello's promotion of Cassio. In short, it's that classic Frankie and Johnny, 'If I can't have you, nobody will,' thing. And so, it seems reasonable when Iago appears at one point to be wavering and actually willing to set his darkest schemes aside if he can just convince Desdemona to leave Othello and choose him. However, when Iago tells Desdemona that he loves her, she plays it off like he's joking and laughs in his face. At that point her fate is sealed." (Honolulu Star-Bulletin) The script contains both the rapped and prose versions of the soliloquies. Flexible set. Approximate running time: 70 minutes.

Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Full-Length
Catalog Code:  O67
Cast Size:  4
No. of Act(s):  2
Pages:  39
Royalty:  $75.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $8.95
Approx. Running Time:  70 min.
Categories
Target Audience: Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (All Audiences)
Performing Group: High Schools | College Theatre | Stock & Lort
Genre: Drama | Shakespeare
ISBN (10): 1583423559
Publication Date: 07/10/2006
Biographies
In 2013, Y York received AATE Distinguished Play Awards for Don't Tell Me I Can't Fly and Getting Near to Baby while premiering new plays Crash (Seattle Children's Theatre) and Stargirl (People's Light & Theatre Company, Malvern, Pa.). York's Woof (Main Street Theater, Houston, Tex.) won the 2012 Buzzy Award for Best New Play. She is a recipient of the ...More
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This title can be licensed/sold throughout the world
* Please note that royalties quoted in our catalog are intended for K-12 schools with a standard curriculum only. All other producing groups must submit a completed application.


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