Every critic, director, theater, era is looking for their interpretation of ‘Othello’.

The author also offers an interpretation of the classical plot – searching for the answers to lots of questions that the famous text raises. Why Othello – a general and a statesman – is so “stupid” to believe Iago? Why from a heartfelt person does he turn into a brutal murderer? Is there any truth in what he tells about himself or everything is a lie?

Desdemona raises no fewer questions. Why does she refuse countless beautiful admirers – to choose such an “unsuitable” person? How could she infuriate her husband so much? And why does she allow herself to strangle – almost uncomplainingly?

“Othello’ ashamed” is a contemporary, postmodern, non-linear text referring to psychoanalysis. The four acts of the play are like some layers – which the playwright removes consistently to get to the point of the Shakespearean heroes, Othello and Desdemona. After all, there is a sudden discovery: to retell the story we need only a man and a woman – and that’s enough.

The author as a real researcher tries to be maximally objective, but still sympathizes with her characters. The play is both a result and a component of the playwright’s psychotherapy: apart from Shakespeare’s text she also analyzes herself, her own life, and her relationships.

The quotes from Shakespeare’s play are used as some markers – references to the original work.

The time of action is a fusion of the 17th and 21st centuries. Thus, in such a way “timelessness” is formed to emphasize the eternal relevance of the topic.

Characters: male – 1, female – 2