¡Oh Celos! / Oh Jealousy! - theater

January 21-February 6; Friday 7pm, Saturday, Sunday 3pm
Caja Negra Performing Arts, Volunteros 2
$400 tickets

¡Oh Celos! / Oh Jealousy! - theater


By Christian Baumgartner

In this modern adaptation, the main characters from the original play come to life, including Othello, the brave and heroic Moorish general who conquers the heart of a Venetian noblewoman and marries her against the wishes of her father; Desdemona, Othello’s beloved wife; Iago, the villain of the story, a cruel and calculating manipulator who pretends to be Othello’s friend but ends up betraying him. Brabantio, a Venetian senator and Desdemona’s father, who reluctantly gives his daughter to the Moor when he sees there is no other choice. Emilia, Desdemona’s loyal maidservant, who tragically dies at the hands of her husband Iago and the Duke of Venice.

The work is built around monologues that capture the essence and perspective of each character, with the story evolving in a back and forth between the period of the original play and the present. The monologues were written by several local authors who have adapted and reimagined Shakespeare’s classic tragedy to give it a new, more contemporary perspective.

SYNOPSIS

Oh Jealousy! It is inspired by the classic work by W. Shakespeare ¨Othello: The Moor of Venice¨ which is a tragedy of misunderstanding, in which pure love, passion, pride, revenge and mainly jealousy fight.

The main characters are Othello the heroic and brave man who goes in search of his princess and who fights for her love; Desdemona the beloved, the lover and the eternal love of Othello who did not care about the anger of his father to go with his beloved; Yago, the villain of the story, a cruel and calculating person who pretends to be friends with Othello but pays him with treason. Brabancio father of Desdemona and Senator of Venice, who reluctantly hands over his daughter to the Moor when he sees that there is no other choice.

Emilia, Desdemona’s loyal maiden, is firm in her convictions and tragically dies at the hands of her husband Iago who kills her when she confesses the whole truth about the handkerchief to Othello.

Based on this structure, 5 monologues of each of these characters have been written, for which a literary composition has been made that rescues the spirit of the characters of classical history and at the same time they are transferred to the present that we live, thus the story takes place in a swing between the classic work and the present.

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