Othello: The Remix
Othello is spun out and lyrically rewritten over original beats in this high-energy spin on Shakespeare’s play, proving that the Bard himself was the original master of rhythm and rhyme.
Due to the wholly-original nature of this score, the Q Brothers have created unique and specific learning tracks for each character in the show. In lieu of a traditional piano/vocal score, this incredibly powerful tool will not only help each actor learn their individual part, but will also provide first-hand guidance from the authors themselves, on how best to approach the performance of the piece.
These learning tracks, along with performance tracks, are included with your materials package.
"Very entertaining... full of devilishly clever couplets set to catchy beats."
"A high-energy kick, making a strong case for the elevated language rap to be a modern equivalent of Shakespeare's poetic verse."
Othello is a modern day hip hop mogul. He is a gifted rapper and self-made entrepreneur who escaped the pitfalls of the tough neighborhood he was raised in. He is now the most respected rapper in the music industry, with over ten million records sold. (Archetype: Jay-Z/The Game)
Desdemona is a disembodied voice. A powerful soul singer, her musical hooks help to elevate Othello's sound from hardcore rap to mainstream hits. During dialogue sections, she communicates with sound but no words. (Archetype: Adele/Christina Aguilera)
Iago is an underground rapper who has been in Othello's crew since its inception. He is the best lyricist of the bunch, and a hip hop purist who is disgusted by the way rap is turning into mainstream pop music. (Archetype: Eminem/Nas)
Cassio is the newest member of Othello's crew. He is a great dancer who raps about dancing and flirting with the ladies. For him, entertainment is paramount. Rap comes second. (Archetype: Will Smith/Mase)
Emilia is Iago's wife and close friend of Desdemona. She is always trying to get Iago's affection and attention, but to no avail. She is supportive of his career and only receives verbal abuse in return.
Roderigo is a nerdy lighting technician who travels with the crew on tour. He is secretly in love with Desdemona, who doesn't even know he exists. He loves sci-fi and fantasy movies/books and video games. He speaks with a lateral lisp.
Bianca is Cassio's groupie girlfriend. She follows him everywhere the crew tours. She's a fiery and feisty boricua. She wants nothing but Cassio all the time.
Loco Vito is the head of First Folio Records, the label to which Othello and his crew are signed. He is a West Coast Chicano gangster who loves tennis.
Brabantio is Desdemona's father. He is a stuffy and conservative Senator and does not approve of her relationship with Othello.
Included in your license are the following cast and crew scripts. These materials will be shipped 60 days prior to the first performance.
5 Cast Script/Vocal Books
A combination of the show’s full script and the full vocal book. All dialogue within each song is printed in the score to prevent flipping back and forth during rehearsals. All books are spiral-bound and double-sided.
2 Director’s Scripts
A single-sided, spiral-bound script designed with plenty of space for the director to take notes and add blocking during the rehearsal process.
1 Stage Manager’s Script
A single-sided, three-hole punched script that can be inserted into your three-ring binder.
Official Logo Pack
Included with license
Includes color and black and white high-resolution logo files in JPG, PNG, and EPS formats.
Official Show Artwork
$175 / $125 for educators
Creating artwork for your performance has never been easier – customize online in minutes, download a print-ready PDF, order printed posters, access layered files.
Social Media Marketing Kit
$250 / $150 for educators
Includes everything you need to plan and implement the promotion of your show – 50+ graphics for social media, original show specific content, social media guide, promotion calendar and press release template.
Cast & Crew T-Shirts
As low as $14 each
Broadway Licensing has partnered with Subplot Studio to offer premium-quality Cast & Crew T-Shirts! You can add your theatre name, show dates and even your cast & crew names on the back.
Extra Rehearsal Weeks
If you need your full set of production materials prior to the regularly scheduled shipment (60 days prior to the first performance ), you can request additional weeks.
$100 / week
Additional books (Cast Script/Vocal, Piano/Conductor, etc.) are available.