REVIEW: This is an OTHELLO That Everyone Will Get

From The Tuscaloosa News: Productions of “Othello” typically fit certain descriptors: Harrowing. Dark. Disturbing. Chilling.

How they’re not as often described: Lovely. Musical. Danceable.

The latter fit within the realm of the University of Alabama’s new production of “Othello,” cut, carved and assembled by director Seth Panitch to also encompass the former, in a lean interpretation that, remarkably, seems to flex all the muscle with no obstructing bloat. While we’re throwing around the adjectives, add in thrilling, as in “Doth not thy blood thrill at it?,” which Falstaff asks Hal, elsewhere in the canon.

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