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The Poor Theatre Company, in collaboration with Veda Factory is all set to stage its grand show: Othello: Shakespeare.

The Poor Theatre Company in collaboration with Veda Factory

The play translated into Hindustani is directed by Tauqeer Alam Khan. A group of 30 divided into two sets of actors performing on different dates, it will be a sample of Shakespeare’s literature, Indian style.

Othello is played by Panchayat fame Durgesh Kumar aka Banraku and he is all set to show his talent live to the world. The director has also assigned himself the responsibility of playing Othello in the second set

Himanshu Raj Talreja in the role of villain

Cast members: Sanjana Vij, Mansi Sehgal, Prachi Patwari, Kumar Saurabh,Arun Pathak, Nandita Singh, Vaishali, Raajan Sharma, Shishir Singh, Spandan Modi, Feroz Choudhary,, Shehnshah Samrat, Manish Yadav, Nishchay Upadhyay, Dilip Gautam, Shubham Kashyap and Alok.

Produced By : Sampat Singh Rathore, Durgesh Kumar & Himanshu Raj Talreja

Othello: Tragedy in five acts by William Shakespeare, written in 1603-04 and published in a quarto edition in 1622 from a transcript of an authorial manuscript. The play gathers pace when Othello, a gallant black general in the service of Venice, appoints Cassio, not Iago, as his chief lieutenant. Jealous of Othello’s success and envious of Cassio, Iago plots Othello’s downfall by falsely implicating Othello’s wife Desdemona and Cassio in a love affair. With the involuntary assistance of Emilia, his wife, and the willing help of fellow dissolute Roderigo, Iago executes his plan.

Using Desdemona’s handkerchief and found by Emilia when Othello had inadvertently dropped it, Iago persuades Othello that Desdemona has given the handkerchief to Cassio as a love token. Iago also tricks Othello into listening to a conversation between him and Cassio which is actually about Cassio’s mistress Bianca, but Othello is led to believe that Cassio is attracted to Desdemona.

These thin “evidences” confirm what Othello is quite willing to believe—that, as an aged black man, he is no longer attractive to his young white Venetian wife. Overwhelmed with jealousy, Othello kills Desdemona. When he learns too late from Emilia that his wife is innocent, he asks to be remembered as a man who “loved not wisely but too well” and kills himself.

About the Company: The Poor Theatre Company was founded in March, 2024. A new venture in the city, TPTC is a vibrant group dedicated to the transformative power of performance. Inspired by the pioneering work of Jerzy Marian Grotowski, our company highlights the essence of theatre, his vision rooted in the pursuit of integration, serves as our guiding principle, shaping our artistic pursuits and commitment to authenticity.

Founded by Durgesh Kumar, Himanshu Raj Talreja and team, The Poor Theatre Company has emerged as a beacon of innovation and passion in the theatrical landscape.