Othello

BERLINER ENSEMBLE

BERTOLT-BRECHT-PLATZ 1, 10117 BERLIN

Regie: Michael Thalheimer Bühne: Olaf Altmann Kostüm: Nehle Balkhausen Musik: Bert Wrede Musiker: Ludwig Wandinger Licht: Ulrich EhDramaturgie: Bernd Stegemann Choreinstudierung: Marcus Crome

Ingo Hülsmann as Othello

Sina Martens as Desdemona

Nico Holonics as Cassio


photo: NZ

The black General Othello is admired by white Venetians as long as he brings them military victories. When he marries the wealthy Desdemona, his happiness seems complete. But his ensign Iago detects the gap left by the devil. He finds a way to exacerbate his general’s fear of being only tolerated and not loved until he loses all reason. Desdemona’s love is no match for the wounds inflicted by everyday racism. The monster jealousy awakens and devours everyone. Shakespeare’s tragedy about the stranger who is both needed and despised strikes at the centre of all debates on discrimination. As long as stigmatisation is reproduced within the structures of society, the injuries will be too deep for one good person to heal.


Impressive spectacle.






photo: NZ, Ilias on stage