Shakespeare’s First Acts: Othello

10th March 2013



Director Suba Das tells Sophie Reynolds about the first act of Othello, which he directed as a “site specific horror experience” at the Rose Theatre, Bankside, in 2011. This interview is part of theatreVOICE’s series for 2012-2014, looking at the beginning of each of Shakespeare’s plays. Recorded at the Victoria and Albert Museum, 4 March 2013.

One of the things Shakespeare is doing is giving you the character who makes things happen… you get a character who is seen to be pushing all of those things to their resolution or to their ultimate point, and that’s incredibly dynamic to watch.