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Public Shakespeare Presents:
SPEAK OF ME AS I AM: OTHELLO ON STAGE

Newman Theater

Monday, May 14 at 7pm

Member pricing is $20
Full pricing is $35 plus fees

Any modern production of Othello raises questions, and hackles. The play’s almost unbearable emotional power is entangled for any audience—both Shakespeare’s and our own—with the sometimes intractable social and historical questions of race, religion, gender, and more. In Public Shakespeare Presents: SPEAK OF ME AS I AM: OTHELLO ON STAGE, a lively, in-depth discussion with selected readings from the play by a panel of scholars and artists will grapple with the fraught heart and history of this deeply challenging, astonishing and enduring work. Has its troubled production history rendered it unplayable—or indeed, unwatchable—for a contemporary audience? Or is the play more moving, more disturbing, and more essential than ever? Panelists will include Columbia University's James Shapiro, George Washington University's Ayanna Thompson and cast members from this summer's Delacorte production, including Heather Lind (Desdemona), Corey Stoll (Iago), Alison Wright (Emilia), and Motell Foster (Roderigo) reading the role of Othello.

Click here to read a synopsis of OTHELLO.

“Mister Shakespeare”

“Mister Shakespeare”

“Othello and Blackface”

“Othello and Blackface”

Playing the Moor

Playing the Moor

Desdemona & Emilia

Desdemona & Emilia

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Public Shakespeare Presents: SPEAK OF ME AS I AM: OTHELLO ON STAGE
Monday, May 14 at 7pm

With Motell Foster, Heather Lind, James Shapiro, Corey StollAyanna Thompson, and Alison Wright