On Monday, March 7th at the Miller Theatre, three actors who have recently starred in Othello—Andre Holland (at Shakespeare’s Globe), Chukwudi Iwuji (at the Public Theater), and John Douglas Thompson (at Theatre for a New Audience)—discuss the challenges they faced in playing the Moor. They will also read key speeches from the play. The conversation will be moderated by James Shapiro and Ayanna Thompson, Shakespeare Scholars in Residence at the Public Theater, and will open with a selection from Duke Ellington’s 1957 tribute to Shakespeare, Such Sweet Thunder.
This event at Miller Theater is Free and Open to Columbia and Barnard Students, Faculty and Staff only. Please note that a mask and proof of vaccination will be required to enter along with your CU ID.
If you are interested in seeing the event and you are from the general public and do not have a Columbia ID, please visit https://www.92y.org/event/playing-othello for tickets.
For more information about the Such Sweet Thunder event series, please visit http://suchsweetthunder.columbia.edu/
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