A short play script for young performers based on Othello, Shakespeare's tragedy about love, jealousy and revenge. The original play is transformed into a farcical melodrama, with villain, hero, heroine and fool. Introduced by an Announcer, the script mixes modern language with Shakespearean characters and retains all of the essential elements of the original story. It's a great introduction to Shakespeare!
Cast size: 22
Running time: approx. 45 minutes
Most suitable for Grades 3 - 7
Very simple to stage and perfect for an end of term or final semester performance.