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ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY
THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

One Broadcast Only
Thursday, September 17
- 7:00pm BUY TICKETS

FriendsoftheTivoliCardREV1a1a$15 Adults | $13 Seniors/Students
$10 Friends of the Tivoli Cardholders
(at the door only)

ALL SEATING GENERAL ADMISSION
RATED PG | Running time: 2:55 including ibe intermission

In some of his most highly-charged scenes, Shakespeare dramatizes the competing claims of tolerance and intolerance, religious law and civil society, justice and mercy; while in the character of Shylock he created one of the most memorable outsiders in all theatre.

In the melting pot of Venice, trade is God. With its ships plying the globe, the city opens its arms to all, as long as they come prepared to do business and there is profit to be made.

With the gold flowing all is well, but when a contract between Bassanio and Shylock is broken, simmering racial tensions boil over. A wronged father, and despised outsider, Shylock looks to exact the ultimate price for a deal sealed in blood..

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OthelloLandscape

 

ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY
OTHELLO

Sunday, October 11 - 1:00pm BUY TICKETS

FriendsoftheTivoliCardREV1a1a1$15 Adults | $13 Seniors/Students
$10 Friends of the Tivoli Cardholders
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ALL SEATING GENERAL ADMISSION
RATED PG | Running time: 2:55 plus one intermission

Othello is the greatest general of his age. A fearsome warrior, loving husband and revered defender of Venice against its enemies.

But he is also an outsider whose victories have created enemies of his own, men driven by prejudice and jealousy to destroy him. As they plot in the shadows, Othello realizes too late that the greatest danger lies not in the hatred of others, but his own fragile and destructive pride.

After more than a decade working in film and television on projects, Hugh Quarshie returns to the RSC to play Shakespeare's Othello. Hugh will play opposite Lucian Msamati in the role of Iago The production is directed by Iqbal Khan.

Daily Telegraph ★★★★

'Electrifying. It feels as though history is being made'
'The concept burns with molten intensity into the flesh of the evening'
'A stunning, palatial set design'
'Quarshie makes for a suave and stylish general. Joanna Vanderham's luminously lovely, touchingly distraught Desdemona. The ensemble work here is terrific'

Guardian ★★★★

'History is made with the RSC's fresh take on the tragedy'
'Iqbal Khan's gripping production'
'Hugh Quarshie is an excellent Othello reinforced by Lucian's Msamati's outstanding Iago. Joanna Vanderham is a striking Desdemona'

Evening Standard ★★★★

'Iqbal Khan's muscular, compelling five-act showdown'
'Hugh Quarshie's statesmanlike dignity and Lucian Msamati's streetwise conniving'
'Ayesha Dharker provides passionate support as Emilia'

Independent ★★★★

'Iqbal Khan's compelling new version'
'Lucian Msamati's excellent Iago. A very fine performance from Hugh Quarshie'
'Joanna Vanderman's attractively mettlesome Desdemona'
'The production raises fascinating questions and grips throughout in what is a significant milestone for the RSC'

Whatsonstage.com ★★★★

'Iago compellingly played by Lucian Msamati. A fine RSC debut from Joanna Vanderham'

Sunday Times ★★★★

'Hugh Quarshie's Othello exudes a serene confidence…Lucian Msamati is a grinning villain who gleefully takes his audience into his confidence'

The Stage ★★★★

'Iqbal Khan's compellingly fresh production'
'Joanna Vanderham portrays a vulnerable Desdemona who exudes style and poise. Scarlett Brooke's tattooed, warm-hearted Bianca…James Corrigan's Roderigo is appropriately na´ve'
'Compelling and freshly focused, anti-heroic and unlyrical production, packed with twists and surprises'

Times

'A stimulating interpretation, full of provocations and fresh compulsion' 'Joanna Vanderham's Desdemona is tough, independent and sexy and Ayesha Dharker elegant and bitter as Emilia'

 

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ROGERWATERSQUAD

 

ROGER WATERS
THE WALL

Thursday, October 15 - 7:00pm BUY TICKETS
ALL SEATS $10

RATED PG | Running time: 2:45 with no intermission

Roger Waters, co-founder and principal songwriter of Pink Floyd, fuses the epic and the personal in ROGER WATERS THE WALL, a concert film that goes well beyond the stage. Based on the groundbreaking concept album, ROGER WATERS THE WALL could be called a concept film: it’s a state-of-the-art show that dazzles the senses, combined with an intensely personal road trip that deals with the loss Roger has felt throughout his life due to war.

On stage and now on film, Waters has channelled his convictions into his art and his music. With ROGER WATERS THE WALL Waters – together with his fellow musicians and his creative collaborators – brings audiences an exultant ride of a rock and roll concert, and delivers an unforgettable, deeply emotional experience.

This broadcast includes The Simple Facts, an exclusive in-conversation between Nick Mason and Roger Waters.


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