Analysis Of Frantic Assembly
Although the original story of Othello is largely based around its namesake character, Frantic decided …show more content…
As previously mentioned, centre stage there was a large, movable pool table, which was used throughout the play to give focus and direction to the characters’ movement. It created a divide between the scenes; in one it was a romanticised bed in which Desdemona and Othello make love, and eventually die on, and in another it was central to the bar brawl, creating a violent side to it. In addition, it created platforms, ledges and was open to interpretation for the characters to generate their own ideas.
The surrounding pool cues were crucial to the storyline due to their interchangeable uses. They were used as weapons in the brawls, instruments to accentuate a point, as well as representing, in certain scenes, a metaphor for male genitalia. They also furthered the theme of racism, for amongst all of the wood-coloured cues, there was one plain black cue, used by Othello only, showing him to be separate from the rest of the