Excerpt: "The Great White Bard"
Farah Karim-Cooper explores the way that race is represented by Desdemona in Shakespeare’s Othello, in this excerpt from her new book, The Great White Bard.
The evolution of American Moor: The Untitled Othello Project
BECOMING OTHELLO! A gender-flipped journey onstage and in the archive
Excerpt — Keith Hamilton Cobb’s ‘American Moor’: An introduction by Kim Hall
At the heart of Keith Hamilton Cobb’s one-man play American Moor are explorations of blackness, racial dynamics in American theater, “ownership” of Shakespeare, and the subtext of Othello. He has performed the play across the United States, including an off-Broadway…
Shakespeare and opera: Jealousy and tragedy in Verdi's Otello
Leah Crocetto (Desdemona) and Russell Thomas (Otello) in WNO’s Otello. Photo by Scott Suchman. I find it fascinating that Verdi’s last two operas were both inspired by Shakespeare: Otello (1887) and Falstaff (1893), yet they are very different in story,…
Desdemona and Emilia: The testament of female friendship in Othello
Shakespeare, improvisation, and the art of rhetoric
What's my line? Exploring promptbooks for Othello
Comparing Timon of Athens with Iago
Q&A: Tracy Chevalier on New Boy, her retelling of Shakespeare's Othello
Ira Aldridge takes the stage
Ira Aldridge as Aaron in Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus. Since their revival by David Garrick in the early eighteenth century, Shakespeare and his plays have always generated a certain aura of celebrity, sometimes referred to as “Bardolatry.” Following in the footsteps…