« Othello » au Grand Marché (by Ary, 3èmeE)
OTHELLO OR THE MOOR OF VENICE
On the 07th of March 2015, I went to Grand Marché's Theater. I've
watched a play of Shakespeare, which is very famous. It is called
OTHELLO. But the version I saw, was a bit different.
There is a simple stage, with exactly 113 seats. There are only 3
As you can see, there is no background, just 3 ways for each actor.
They belong to a company called « La Compagnie du Zieu ». So,
the audience is very close to them. There is more interactivity and
we can see how they feel. The actors can change their characters
as soon as they want, so it was sometimes not so easy to
understand the script.
Othello is a venician general and he needs to go to Cyprus to
defend it. He goes with his wife Desdemona, Lt. Cassio and Iago.
Othello is called « the Moor » by the father of Desdemona, because
he is black.
Lt. Cassio likes Othello but Iago hates him. He is very jealous of
Othello and Lt. Cassio because Iago is just an officer. In Cyprus, he
tries to destroy Othello and Cassio. It is a tragedy, so characters will
die one by one in the end. One of them commits suicide, but if you
want to know who, you have to see « Othello ».
I like this version. It's very different. It is not the theatre that we see
« as usual » but it was a very good way to see theater. The
characters walked in circles during all the play and I laughed ! If you
have the possibility to go to theatre, there are many things to watch
and they are very interesting. It is different as cinema, but it is often