Shakespeare in the Ghetto, Angelo

Date: 2008
Posted by: sykesmarcus
Credits: Filmed by Marcus Sykes
Cast: Marcus Sykes (Angelo)
Duration: 3.26

Marcus Sykes gives Angelo’s speech “What’s this, what’s this? Is this her fault or mine?” from Measure for Measure, Act 2 Scene 2. Filmed in black-and-white, in compelling close-up in tune with the quiet delivery. The music is an unnecessary distraction. One of a series of video monologues titled onscreen either Shakesphere in the Ghetto or Shakespeer in the Ghetto.

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Shakespeare in the Ghetto, Othello III

Date: 2006
Posted by: sykesmarcus
Credits: Filmed by Marcus Sykes
Cast: Marcus Sykes (Othello)
Duration: 1.02

Marcus Sykes delivers Othello’s impassioned speech “Think, my lord! By heaven, he echoes me, As if there were some monster in his thought Too hideous to be shown. -Thou dost mean something” (Act 3 Scene 3). Another fine performance, almost but not quite too much so close to the camera. One of a series of video monologues titled onscreen either Shakesphere in the Ghetto or Shakespeer in the Ghetto.

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Shakespeare in the Ghetto, Othello II

Date: 2008
Posted by: sykesmarcus
Credits: Filmed by Marcus Sykes
Cast: Marcus Sykes (Othello)
Duration: 1.08

Marcus Sykes gives another speech from Othello, this time “to be once in doubt / Is once to be resolv’d” (Act 3 Scene 3), filmed in close-up, with orange-red colouring. One of a series of video monologues titled onscreen either Shakesphere in the Ghetto or Shakespeer in the Ghetto.

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Shakespeare in the Ghetto, Othello

Date: 2007
Posted by: sykesmarcus
Credits: Filmed by Marcus Sykes
Cast: Marcus Sykes (Othello)
Duration: 1.58

Marcus Sykes gives a fine reading of Othello’s speech “Her father loved me, oft invited me” (Act 3 Scene 1), all in close-up, filmed in black-and-white, in intimate conversation with the camera (intriguingly positioned a little above him, which adds to the note of pleading as Othello is obliged to look up to us). One of a series of video monologues titled onscreen either Shakesphere in the Ghetto or Shakespeer in the Ghetto.

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