November 18, 2010
Hello, my name is Gabby Zuccaro, and I am writing to you on behalf of the recent misfortune of your director quitting. I have a plethora of experiences in which I have studied Shakespeare, and I feel that I can be to your upmost service. I am a person of direction, change, and success; I want to make this production your best running production ever. There are a few ideas floating around my head, and I will willingly share them with you, and let you ponder them. I have recently seen the tech run-through of Othello, and it was excellent. However, I know just the proper details to fix in order for this show to be sold out every night, and bring out the inner Shakespeare lover within us all. I feel that the costumes, character casting, and set are great, but I want to change them by finding costumes appropriate to the time period of the play, cast actors that can get into proper character, and add minor details to set to make your production a master piece.
First and foremost, I would like to take this opportunity to say what a fantastic idea it was for this play to have a skeleton as the set. It is easily accessible, and it is very visually clear where and what is going on in a particular scene. There are two scenes in the book that contain multiple events occurring simultaneously, that stick out in my mind. Your set displays the events in a way that the audience can comprehend what is actually going on, when it may be hard to see with other sets. After watching your run-through, it was evident that your skeleton was ideal, and perfect. The first scene that comes to mind is in Act IV, scenes i and ii, Michael Cassio is stabbed by Iago, while in the meantime, Desdemona is fast asleep in her room. The stabbing in fact, looks like it is occurring in the bedroom, but it is really outside under the dock. Your set made is easy for the audience to see the stabbing, while also seeing how Desdemona is asleep, and...