Othello - Free Educational Resources

Free Educational Resources - Othello

Othello By William Shakespeare

Abridged by Dzifa Benson
Directed by Miranda Cromwell
Associate Director - Mumba Dodwell

Starring the NYT REP Company.
Co-produced by Royal & Derngate as part of their Made in Northampton season.

Find out more about the production here

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To enquire about schools' group ticket discounts get in touch with us at schools@nyt.org.uk 


Notes from Dzifa Benson on the Abridgement 

Explore the decision making process on abridging Othello for the National Youth Theatre and Royal & Derngate Northampton production. 

Download Abridgement Notes

Character Biographies 

Delve into these character biographies written from the performers' perspectives. 

Download Character Biographies



Creative Team Interview

Renell Shaw, Composer and Musical Director on Othello shares insights into the making process of the show and the significance of music and sound in the storytelling of Othello. 

Questions explored are: 

When and where is Othello set in our production? 

What is the process of Composing on a Theatre Production? 

What advice would you have for a young person looking to explore a career in Sound as an Artist and / or Performer? 


National Youth Theatre REP Company Interviews 

Three National Youth Theatre REP Company Members share their thoughts on their character's motivations, how they change throughout the play, insights into the rehearsal process and more. 

Francesca Amewudah-Rivers - Othello 

Connor Crawford - Iago

Alexandra Hannant - Desdemona


Educational Worksheets 

These free dowloadable worksheets are designed to support exploration of Shakespeare's classic play - Othello.

Whether you're exploring the text as part of an English or Drama class or want to explore this classic text, these worksheets will provide a springboard to develop your understanding of the play.

Created in collaboration with Educational Consultant Lynsey McCall.



Educational Workshops 

If you would like to arrange a workshop for your school, exploring Othello or an introduction to National Youth Theatre ensemble approach to creating and devising work, we would be delighted to hear from you.

We can offer In-Person or Digital Workshops. 

For In-Person Workshops, please note that these are subject to government guidelines and the school's policy on in-school visitors. 

Please get in touch with us at schools@nyt.org.uk to enquire for workshop costs and availability.