Othello?! – the symbolist theatre
Othello?! Is a stage adaptation of Andriy Zholdak after the tragedy "Othello or the Moor of Venice" by William Shakespeare. Already in the first minutes of the show you feelthat you have entered into another world, you no longer know what is happening, yousuddenly wake up to reality every time you tend to fall into reverie: noise, music,screams, agitation, movement, scenery, everything is as it detached from our world.Everything seems strange, a hostile atmosphere, heavy, you feel like death is haunting inthe air, you even visualize how is playing with the humans destiny, realizing it's own timeand space, trough the many freeze moments. The multitude of symbols that fills this showmakes it, I might say, a symbolic demonstration theater, a different type of theatre.Milking cows, milk in abundance, the bloody red, the crow, the flour, the oranges, thematches, the huge doors, the mirrors, the plates, the clocks, all leading to infiniteinterpretations and resolutions. Maybe we can not fully understand what Zholdak wantedto tell but the images remain unpublished after such a show, but also the spiritual sense of disorder because it is impossible not to touch you for ever. One thing to be mentioned isthe presence of these symbols on the poster show in advance, which makes it a clear thedirector's tendency to integrate all the symbols, the mystery, to some travel to theunknown, to fantastic.