19:30, Mon 15th January 2018 at Random Venue 61
20:00, Wed 17th January 2018 at London Palladium
19:45, Thu 18th January 2018 at Adelphi Theatre
19:15, Sun 21st January 2018 at The Old Vic
17:45, Wed 24th January 2018 at Barbican Centre
20:00, Sat 27th January 2018 at Royal Exchange, Manchester
Lent Week 0 to Week 1
The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in approximately 1603, and based on the Italian short story Un Capitano Moro by Cinthio, a disciple of Boccaccio, first published in 1565. The work revolves around four central characters: Othello, a Moorish general in the Venetian army; his wife, Desdemona; his lieutenant, Cassio; and his trusted ensign, Iago. Because of its varied and current themes of racism, love, jealousy, and betrayal, Othello is still often performed in professional and community theatres alike and has been the basis for numerous operatic, film, and literary adaptations.