Yamadooth

Director’s Note

The truths, believed as hidden, are never so. These were reveled in its own way, at some juncture of time; which are beyond the normal predictions. The views of Shakespeare, as expressed through Othello, has not yet been well taken even after centuries. “Yamadhoothu” is being conceptualized with this fact in mind. Here conversation is being substituted by visualization. It will be a specialty of this play.

About the Play

“Yamadhoothu”, visualizes the three deaths in Shakespeare’s Classical work “Othello” in a different perspective of fantasy. Picturisation of situations in Life after death is a speciality of the play. The story unfolds through the monologues of Othello, Desdemona and Iago. Three wild birds appear on the stage with a mission to accompany the spirit of three people who met with death in unnatural situations, to the other world. The birds watch with care, the infatuation in the behavior of these characters after death.The birds, in no way hinder the reactions of these spirits. Play brings light to the obscurity behind the deaths of  Othello, Desdemona and Iago.

The drama starts with the death of Othello, Desdemona and Iago. Three wild birds enter to carry the three dead to the other world. The dead request the birds for some more time to finish their talk before their exit. The time is being sanctioned.

The love and marriage with Othello is being depicted/revealed through the perspective of Desdemona. The birds arrived later, analyses the death of Desdemona. The utterances of Iago reveals the part played by him in making Othello a suspicious and unfaithful man. The birds talk about all the three deaths. The heart broken Othello, quarrels about his lost kerchief and leaves the scene.

As the allowed time ends, the birds order them to get ready for the journey. The soliloquies of all the three ends in the death. Othello, Desdemona and Iago were being murdered in different ways. The birds start to fly with them on their wings.