OTHELLO / TROY GAME

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Genres:

  • Dance

People/organisations:

  • Scottish Ballet

Decade:

  • 1990s

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Title: OTHELLO / TROY GAME

Reference number: 11313

Date: 1993, August 31

Sound: sound

Colour: col

Fiction: fiction

Running time: 97.08 mins

Description: A recording of stage rehearsals for Othello and Troy Game by Scottish Ballet, recorded at the Theatre Royal in Glasgow. [The rehearsal contains notes and doesn't run straight through]

The turn around (set change) and re-light processes are shown in between the two rehearsals. The music is performed on piano for Othello, and through a tape for Troy Game.

The original tape text read 'The Scottish Ballet "Triple Bill" Autumn '93' but the tape contains Othello and Troy Game only.

In Othello, Peter Darrell takes Shakespeare's classic tragedy and conceives a powerful and dramatic one-act ballet. (www.peterdarrell.org/content/works_1970s) Iago, the key figure who allows tragic misunderstandings to flourish brings about the story's terrible conclusion. (STA SB 16/1)

Troy Game, choreographed by Robert North, pokes fun at the preening macho male through devastatingly demanding choreography for eight men. North sets the piece to rhythmic batucada percussion music, a traditional form of accompaniment from Brazil. (STA SB 11/33c)

The Scottish Theatre Archive holds material relating to this production, including: Troy Game. Tramway, Glasgow, May 27-30. Leaflet. Call number: STA SB 11/33c
Othello. Eastwood Theatre, Glasgow, 1992 March 3. Leaflet. Call number: STA SB 16/18b
Othello. Theatre Royal, Glasgow, 1978 March 25 (matinee). Programme. Call number STA SB 10/42c

See also refs. 11265 and 11312

Please note this is a copy of the raw capture of the original analogue video for preservation and as such may display defects such as dropout, washed out colour and sound fluctuation.

Credits: [Othello
Choreography: Peter Darrell
Music: Franz Liszt

Troy Game
Choreography: Robert North
Music: Jon Keletio, Bob Downes]

Shotlist: Othello:
00.13-47.00

Set change:
47.01-1.04.19

Troy Game:
1.06.57-1.29.32