Lloyd Evans Lloyd Evans

Less is Moor

Plus: let’s hope the Olivier’s nutty but brilliant Pericles becomes a permanent fixture in the National Theatre’s calendar

It’s intelligent, enjoyable, beautiful to look at and funny in unexpected places, yet Othello at the Globe didn’t quite meet my sky-high expectations. The star should be the Moor but André Holland, from Alabama, can’t rival the magnetism of Mark Rylance (Iago). Holland’s diction is a strain for British ears.

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