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The Baxter is overjoyed to present the South African premiere of Lara Foot's highly acclaimed Othello.
Her African version of Shakespeare’s Othello, debuted at the Düsseldorf Schauspielhaus in Germany, in September 2022, to celebrated praise and earned her the Gustaf Theatre Award 2023 for Outstanding Artistic Achievement for the Direction of Othello.
In this South African production, with design by Gerhard Marx and music by Kyle Shepherd, Foot focuses on Othello's inner life, wanting to add an African perspective, staging the play in several languages and relocates it to the time of German colonialism.
At its debut at Düsseldorf Schauspielhaus, the media raved. Nachricht wrote, “The South African theater maker Lara Foot manages to take a new perspective on Shakespeare's play: she places it in the heyday of European colonialism...” N.R.Z, said, “well thought-out, consistent and stylish” and Kölner Stadtanzeiger described it as, “A powerful, thrilling season opener in Düsseldorf.”
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