The politics of locating Othello in Finland

Tomkins, Joanne (2010) The politics of locating Othello in Finland. Nordic Theatre Studies, 22 20-29.

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Author Tomkins, Joanne
Title The politics of locating Othello in Finland
Journal name Nordic Theatre Studies
ISSN 0904-6380
Publication date 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 22
Start page 20
End page 29
Total pages 10
Place of publication Oslo, Norway
Publisher Foereningen Nordiska Teaterforskare
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This article explores the critical possibilities in deploying heterotopia to examine theatrical space: I apply heterotopia to two 2008 productions of Shakespeare's Othello in Finland, one in Helsinki at the Finnish National Theatre and one in Tampere at Frenckell Studio, Tampereen Teatteri. I do not speak Finnish but the experience of watching two productions of a play that I know well confirms for me the merits of heterotopic analyis. First I explain heterotopia and then I outline the complex locational politics in Othello, before applying these ideas to the productions which foreground geography rather than the more common racial interpretation.
Keyword Shakespeare
Othello
Heterotopia
Space
Q-Index Code C1
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