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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