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Community Workshop: Others, Othering, and ‘Othello’
November 6, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm| Free
Sponsored by the Stephen E. King Chair in Literature.
In this performance-based workshop, participants will explore the characters of “Othello,” and the ways in which they “other” one another. How do race, gender, religion and class function in the play, and what can we learn by getting on our feet and exploring some scenes from one of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies together? We will dig into the meaning of the text by considering its metrical and rhetorical components, and then move out to the broader context of performing “Othello” in today’s environs.
No need to read anything in advance — just come ready to play and to be played to by professional actor Cordell Cole and American Shakespeare Center education director Sarah Enloe.
This event is free and open to the public.
Note: Due to the mature subject matter of the play, this workshop is not recommended for children under the age of 14.