Ainu Othello


It is 1860, in the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido. Othello is an Ainu, one of the indigenous people of northern Japan. He falls in love with a Japanese woman and is betrayed by a friend (Iago) of mixed Ainu and Japanese heritage.
Ainu Othello at Tara Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Shakespeare - tragedy
Venue: Tara Theatre
Starts: Wednesday 7 August 2019
Closes: Saturday 10 August 2019
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


Ainu Othello is adapted by Kazumi Shimodate, Artistic Director of The Shakespeare Company Japan.


This spectacular production has been staged in Sendai, Tokyo, and Sapporo, opening powerful discussions about discrimination faced by the Ainu, and the prospects for new relationships in the modern era.


Performed in Japanese, Ainu Othello is a rare opportunity to see how Shakespeare remains a contemporary chronicler of human prejudices in another part of the globe.


Synopsis


It is 1860, in the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido.


Othello is an Ainu, one of the indigenous people of northern Japan.


He falls in love with a Japanese woman and is betrayed by a friend (Iago) of mixed Ainu and Japanese heritage.


Lies, manipulation and discrimination are the steadfast roots of jealousy in this epic performance of Shakespeare's classic tragedy.


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Dates


Previews from:Wednesday 7 August 2019

Closes:Saturday 10 August 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Wednesday ‑ 7‑00pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:

Friday - 2-30pm

Saturday - 2-30pm


Tickets


Standard:
£22.50

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Creatives


Author: William Shakespeare, adapted by Kazumi Shimodate
Production: The Shakespeare Royal Company Japan

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