The Boise Bard Players

The Boise Bard Players

🎭 A mobile theatre company bringing the Bard to the people in Boise, Idaho. 📚 Making Shakespeare and other classics economically and emotionally accessible.

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All Episodes

Othello, Act IV Iago further convinces Othello that Cassio has slept and is in love with Desdemona through lies and deceit, playing Cassio against himself. Lodovico brings orders for Othello to return to Venice. Othello strikes Desdemona in front of him, which makes Lodovico think something is horribly wrong. Iago and Roderigo plan to kill Cassio. Othello continues to suspect Desdemona, and interrogates Iago’s wife, Amelia, who vouches for her. Othello tells Desdemona to wait for him in bed. Desdemona thinks he will kill her. -- In Shakespeare’s day, the phrase was to “hear a play.” Now The Boise Bard Players have created the 21st century version. When a pandemic shuts down the theaters, but technology is SO much more advanced than in the 1600’s, theatre companies make online radio dramas! Available exclusively online, The Boise Bard Players present Othello. This version of Othello was recorded during the pandemic using Zoom. -- Actor 1 - Dakotah Brown: Othello, Second Senator, First Gentleman Actor 2 - Chris Canfield: Iago, Duke of Venice Actor 3 - Jaime Nebeker: Desdemona, Bianca, Third Gentleman, Gratiano Actor 4 - Sasha Allen-Grieve: Emelia, Montano, First Officer Actor 5 - Davey Collins: Cassio, Brabantio Actor 6 - Hayden Pedersen: Roderigo, Lodovico, First Senator, Second Gentleman Sound Engineer - Chris Canfield Video Editor - Emily Clovis _____ FIND US ONLINE Patreon: www.patreon.com/theboisebardplayers Facebook: www.facebook.com/boisebardplayers Instagram: www.instagram.com/boisebardplayers Website: www.boisebardplayers.org

Dec 1

27 min 34 sec

Othello, Act III Cassio entreats Desdemona to convince her husband to rehire him. Iago puts thoughts of an affair between Cassio and Desdemona into Othello’s head. At first he won’t believe it, but Iago uses Cassio’s innocent actions against him. Desdemona drops her handkerchief, which Iago plans to have placed in Cassio’s possession. Desdemona can’t produce her handkerchief, which only confirms her guilt in Othello’s eyes. -- In Shakespeare’s day, the phrase was to “hear a play.” Now The Boise Bard Players have created the 21st century version. When a pandemic shuts down the theaters, but technology is SO much more advanced than in the 1600’s, theatre companies make online radio dramas! Available exclusively online, The Boise Bard Players present Othello. This version of Othello was recorded during the pandemic using Zoom. -- Actor 1 - Dakotah Brown: Othello, Second Senator, First Gentleman Actor 2 - Chris Canfield: Iago, Duke of Venice Actor 3 - Jaime Nebeker: Desdemona, Bianca, Third Gentleman, Gratiano Actor 4 - Sasha Allen-Grieve: Emelia, Montano, First Officer Actor 5 - Davey Collins: Cassio, Brabantio Actor 6 - Hayden Pedersen: Roderigo, Lodovico, First Senator, Second Gentleman Sound Engineer - Chris Canfield Video Editor - Emily Clovis _____ FIND US ONLINE Patreon: www.patreon.com/theboisebardplayers Facebook: www.facebook.com/boisebardplayers Instagram: www.instagram.com/boisebardplayers Website: www.boisebardplayers.org

Nov 24

25 min 23 sec

Othello, Act II The Turkish navy is destroyed by a storm and all celebrate the bloodless victory in Cyprus as Iago and Roderigo plot the downfall of Othello’s lieutenant, Michael Cassio. They plan to have Cassio get drunk and attack the Cyprus guards, which he does. Othello demotes Cassio, but this isn’t enough for Iago, who then plans to convince Othello that Desdemona loves Cassio. -- In Shakespeare’s day, the phrase was to “hear a play.” Now The Boise Bard Players have created the 21st century version. When a pandemic shuts down the theaters, but technology is SO much more advanced than in the 1600’s, theatre companies make online radio dramas! Available exclusively online, The Boise Bard Players present Othello. This version of Othello was recorded during the pandemic using Zoom. -- Actor 1 - Dakotah Brown: Othello, Second Senator, First Gentleman Actor 2 - Chris Canfield: Iago, Duke of Venice Actor 3 - Jaime Nebeker: Desdemona, Bianca, Third Gentleman, Gratiano Actor 4 - Sasha Allen-Grieve: Emelia, Montano, First Officer Actor 5 - Davey Collins: Cassio, Brabantio Actor 6 - Hayden Pedersen: Roderigo, Lodovico, First Senator, Second Gentleman Sound Engineer - Chris Canfield Video Editor - Emily Clovis -- FIND US ONLINE Patreon: www.patreon.com/theboisebardplayers Facebook: www.facebook.com/boisebardplayers Instagram: www.instagram.com/boisebardplayers Website: www.boisebardplayers.org

Nov 17

24 min 50 sec

Othello, Act I This version of Othello was recorded during the pandemic using Zoom.  -- Iago, Othello’s slighted ensign, works with his wealthy friend of convenience, Roderigo, to get Othello’s secret marriage to Desdemona annulled by the Duke by telling her father Brabantio in the middle of the night. The Duke of Venice summons all to his palace anyways to ask Othello to repel an invasion from the Turks in Venetian friendly Cyprus. Othello makes his case for his secret marriage to Desdemona and departs with his ensign and wife. -- In Shakespeare’s day, the phrase was to “hear a play.” Now The Boise Bard Players have created the 21st century version. When a pandemic shuts down the theaters, but technology is SO much more advanced than in the 1600’s, theater companies make online radio dramas! Available exclusively online, The Boise Bard Players present Othello. -- Actor 1 - Dakotah Brown: Othello, Second Senator, First Gentleman Actor 2 - Chris Canfield: Iago, Duke of Venice Actor 3 - Jaime Nebeker: Desdemona, Bianca, Third Gentleman, Gratiano Actor 4 - Sasha Allen-Grieve: Emelia, Montano, First Officer Actor 5 - Davey Collins: Cassio, Brabantio Actor 6 - Hayden Pedersen: Roderigo, Lodovico, First Senator, Second Gentleman   Sound Engineer - Chris Canfield Video Editor - Emily Clovis -- FIND US ONLINE Facebook: www.facebook.com/boisebardplayers Instagram: www.instagram.com/boisebardplayers Website: www.boisebardplayers.org

Nov 10

26 min 22 sec