Event Othello C'est Qui
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Venue Track 8 at CarriageWorks, Eveleigh, NSW
Umbrella Event Sydney Festival 2013
First Date 11 January 2013
Last Date 14 January 2013
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Description Of all the roles for black actors in the western world, Othello is by far the most powerful and legendary. Yet Shakespeare’s famous Moor is barely known in Africa. Across this cultural divide, Ivory Coast-born performer Franck Edmond Yao and German actress Cornelia Dörr unite to interrogate the confrontational world of Othello and Desdemona. Sharp, political and sensual, Othello c’est qui (Othello who’s that) is a liberating exploration of cultural clichés and boundaries. The actors reveal their distinctly expressive playing styles as they parody traditional Othello performances with candour.
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Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Subjects Colonial Issues
Culture
Migrants
Politics
Religion
Organisations
Contributors
Name Function Notes
Cornelia Dorr Actor
Franck Edmond Yao Actor
Works
Text Nationality England
Production Nationality Germany
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Programme Sydney Festival 2013 programme
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Event Identifier 108696