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Othello

Iago by Torchlight

What the Critics Said:

"In director Cynthia Whiteís new production of Othello, one of two shows that opened the 2004 Marin Shakespeare Festival in San Rafael, the issues are presented sensitively enough, with a first-class Othello played by a mesmerizing Aldo Billingslea. But this is a production that embraces Othello for what the Bard most likely intended it to be: a grand, slightly dirty soap opera, and a white-knuckle thriller packed with enough lies, heartless plots, accusations of infidelity and incidents of spousal abuse to thrill the very heart of Jerry Springer. It's Shakespeare meets the Young and the Restless, and it's the most entertaining production of Othello you are likely to see."
David Templeton, North Bay Bohemian

 

 

 




"In Othello, Aldo Billingsleaís beautifully thought-through performance in the title role makes sense of the Moor's fixation on the heirloom handkerchief he'd given his wife - no mean feat."
Robert Hurwitt, San Francisco Chronicle

Othello and Desdemona death scene "Marin Shakespeare Company's Othello, directed by Cynthia White, takes a straightforward approach to the drama for what is, overall, a brilliant taste of pure Shakespeare...The drama is powerful, and is matched by powerful performances. Aldo Billingslea adds depth and nuance to his Othello... Paul Sulzman grows into the role... As engaging as the male actors are, the women outstrip them in energy and verve. Jennifer LeBlanc invests Desdemona with the right balance of girlish glee and womanly modesty... A standout is Deborah Fink as... Iagoís admonished, suffering wife... Still, this Othello is riveting, the passion of the characters and the actors blending into that rare thing: naked, primitive vulnerability that involves those in the audience to the point of seeing the same in themselves."
Olga Azar, Marin Scope

 



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