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Shakespeare’s Globe, London ***

© Simon Anand, Andre Holland as Othello, Jessica Warbeck, Desdemona

Review by Carole Woddis of performance seen Aug 1, 2018:

Shakespeare took a particular delight, it seems to me, in investigating great men who by an intrinsic fault in their personality bring about their own downfall: Coriolanus and the bond with his mother; Macbeth’s relationship with his wife and his over-weaning ambition coupled with a surprisingly lively conscience. And Othello, a man who `loved not wisely but too well’, whose love, stirred up by the impatient and resentful NCO, Iago, brings about his own downfall. Continue reading