Free adaptation based on Othello (the work of) by Giovan Battista Giraldi Cinzio and by William Shakespeare with a various music repertoire
Othello’s room is directed by Maurizio Mistretta with Alberto Firrincieli on stage playing Harpsichord and piano and a vast video contribute by Valerio Morini.
Preface and Synopsis
There’s no doubt that much of Shakespeare’s work revolves around Italy. Italy offers a great source of inspiration and ideal settings for his masterpieces. Othello is one of them.
Shakespeare takes nearly the entire plot developed by Giovan Battista Giraldi Cinzio, a disciple of Boccaccio, set in the powerful Venice of his time, and converts it into one of the most important theatrical pieces of all times, given its varied and enduring themes of racism, love, jealousy, betrayal, revenge and repentance. The story revolves around its two central characters: Othello a Moorish general in the Venetian army and his unfaithful ensign, Iago.