Othello Production

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The production Othello was a different experience for me. In high school, I had read the play and participated in the school's production. All of the productions I have seen had many actors who wore costumes and were only present on stage when they had a part. I had never seen a production where there were only five actors and they wore the same costumes throughout the entire play. Also, it was unique how the when the actors did not have a part in the scene, they did not exit the stage; they took a seat on the back of the stage. It slightly annoyed me how the actors who were seated in the back were distracting to the production. One actor was blowing his nose in the background and the others would laugh along. From the moment I walked into the theater, I was surprised at the size of the stage. Since the theater is located at a large university, I was expecting the stage to be very large and to have much more seating than it did. I feel like we chose a decent place to sit. It was not too close to the front to where we would have gotten showered in saliva, but not far away enough to where we wouldn't be able to hear anything. I think that because of the productions I have seen and am used, the play did not interest me as much as I thought it would. Although I have read and viewed the production before, it was hard for me to pay attention and follow along in the first half. There was very little action and the wording was a little confusing. Despite my ability to understand the performance, the actors were very professional and well prepared. They had very strong vocals and a few of them were able to sing relatively well. Also, their ability to memorize as many lines as they do amazes me. There was not one part where the audience could tell that the actors messed up. The costumes threw me off a little. I know this is a modernized play, but the actors were…...

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