Translated into italian, directed and performed by LUIGI CERRI
Stage direction in co-operation with AUDE VALLET-SANCHEZ
Costume and props TIFENN DESCHAMPS
Musical arrangements ALEXANDRE PASQUIERS
Stage lighting CYRIL GERVASONI-WOLOSZYN
Running time of the show: 1 hour 30 minutes
Shakespeare International Festival, Yerevan (Armenia)
Keochang International Festival (South Korea)
Festival Solo, Theatre Na Strastnom, Moscow (Russia)
Theatre Gavella, Zagreb (Croatia)
Othello, the Double, the Minotaure...
I imagine Othello in one of the inferno's circles, playing over and over again the absurd plot that drove him into the abysses. I imagine him unravelling with precision the story of his own destruction, in order to understand, and to expiate.
How is it possible that a man who has reached the heights of success ends up by falling so low? He who has suffered so much, and who has finally obtained what all men dream of – love, tenderness and the public recognition of his value... what leads him to destroy his life and his happiness?
Ruled by his demon, by his Double, Othello undertakes a journey into the labyrinth of suspicion and conjecture. He listens to misleading voices, follows them, he lets them corrupt him... and eventually discovers himself as a monster. It's pointless to search elsewhere, the demon is within him.
The tragedy of Othello might be summed up as follows: hell is not other people, it is ourselves. It is the delirium that provokes pain, the harm we inflict on others, and by so doing, on ourselves.