On Wednesday 18th January, A Level Literature students visited London to see Othello performed at the National Theatre.
Students are currently studying the play and this provided a valuable opportunity to see a live performance in one of London's most famous theatres. The play, staring Giles Terera and Rosy McEwan, received outstanding reviews (in the press and from our students!) and gave a unique take on Shakespeare's tragedy. Students are currently sharing their reflections and interpretations in class and in an online discussion forum.
Othello is a Shakespearean tragedy involving revenge, manipulation and eventually, all consuming jealousy with grave consequences. It introduced the phrase "Green-eyed monster" when referring to jealousy to English.
O, beware, my lord, of jealousy; It is the green-eyed monster
— OTHELLO, ACT 3 SCENE 3