Using an excerpt from Shakespeare's Othello Tage Larsen and Julia Varley work on a dialogue between Othello and Iago in front of the public presenting a process based on the creation and elaboration of physical and vocal actions. The capacity of creating physical and vocal scores is the result of years of training and productions with Odin Teatret. Shakespeare's text is said in English, while the explanations are in the language of the spectators. Photocopies of the excerpt can be provided in English, French, Italian and Spanish.

The impulse for this demonstration came from Tage's passion for Shakespeare and the need to find working techniques that bridge the physical vocabulary of Odin Teatret with written text.

The two actors, through improvisation and composition, develop a dynamic physical score that becomes the foundation for their encounter when they incorporate the text. They weed and meld the physical material so that the score of actions does not interfere with the sense of the scene itself, but contributes to the reading, poetry and flow of the text.


Actors: Tage Larsen and Julia Varley

Duration: 90 min. (without a break)

First performed in 2000.

Performing Next

August 2019 in Holstebro, Denmark


Countries and Places


2017: Argentina (Buenos Aires); Denmark (Holstebro); Poland (Wroclaw); Uruguay (Las Piedras)
2016: Cuba (Havana); Denmark (Holstebro)
2015: Denmark (Holstebro)
2014: Denmark (Holstebro)
2013: Denmark (Holstebro); Italy (Rome); Poland (Wroclaw)
2012: Denmark (Copenhagen, Holstebro); Romania (Bucharest)

International Festivals

Shakespeare International Festival, Bucharest, Romania (2012)

Materials for Organisers & Press

Technical Rider

Photos Press

Contact, tours and prices ...

Odin Teatret's repetoire includes productions with the whole ensemble (11-14 actors), productions with fewer actors, solo performances and performances/work demonstrations. 

The repertoire includes indoor and outdoor performances, shows for an audience of 50 spectators to 400 spectators, shows for a stage or black box rooms, and for spectators sitting frontally or around the space. 

Odin Teatret tours can go from the simple presence of one actor for one day to a complex simultaneous programme of pedagogical, artistic, social and research activities. 

Prices are calculated in working days (workshops, lectures, film showings, performances) and vary from 1,200 Euro (+travel and lodging) for one actor, to 11,000 Euro (+travel, lodging and cargo transport) for the whole ensemble. These prices are adjusted in accordance to the length and span of a project. Prices for multicultural productions with Odin Teatret and Theatrum Mundi performers are established for each proposal.

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