Photo courtesy of Arts at Emory

Othello: The Moor Speaks

Oct 20, 2016 – Feb 26, 2017
DaysTime
Every Mon-Thu7:30am – 10pm
Every Fri-Sat7:30am – 6pm
Every Sun11am – 10pm
Free!

Description

One of Shakespeare's most important works, Othello provides commentary on the “rise of colonialism and imperialism,” as well as the ongoing struggle to define the qualities related to quintessential manhood and masculinity. Through the archival materials found in the Stuart A. Rose Library, this exhibition explores the development of the play as a vehicle for African-American actors such as Ira Aldridge, Paul Robeson, and Lawrence Fishburne to claim the role of the “Black Moor” from white men in black face. Through the exhibition and programming, organizers explore the complexity of being a black man in a white world, and the meanings associated with Shakespeare's provocative representation of race and racism.

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