Maquette for Otello

Maker and role
Artist: Timothy O'Brien, British, 1929-2022
ca. 1987
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Object detail

Painted wood, board, plaster, and paper
25 1/2 x 31 1/2 x 30 3/4in (64.8 x 80 x 78.1cm)
Credit line
Gift of The Tobin Endowment
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Theatre production
Opera by Giuseppe Verdi, based on the tragedy, Othello, by William Shakespeare. Produced by the Royal Opera, London, 1987.
Further information
For Giuseppe Verdi's version of Shakespeare's tragedy, O'Brien created a monumental architectural space that functioned both as a palace interior and a town square (note the different floor patterns). Fluted columns established the Mediterranean setting and echoed the magnitude of Otello's fall from power, precipitated by his nemesis Iago and ending in the murder of his beloved wife Desdemona.
Theatre Design & Technology; Winter 2014; p. 35-36


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