Othello under the stars is a wicked summer delight: EW review


When I love thee not, chaos is come again.

Under the setting sun and, on a clear night, the evening stars, the Public Theater’s telling of Othello begins with a stage that is bare but for rows of symmetrical arches suggestive of a Venetian piazza: Order elegantly framing the chaos soon to be unleashed in the mind of our doomed hero, who speaks those fateful words.

Othello (Chukwudi Iwuji), at first so besotted with his bride Desdemona (Heather Lind), will

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