Abstract / Excerpt
This lecture discusses Afrodiasporic appropriations of Othello. Hall turns to a contemporary Black man struggling with questions of authority and inclusion in the performance of Othello. It’s the example of Keith Hamilton Cobb and the play, American Moor. Cobb wrote this play and has performed in it, including, at that time, at the Anacostia Playhouse in Washington, DC.
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ENCORES: "'Othello was My Grandfather': Shakespeare in the African Diaspora" Lecture by Kim F. Hall (2016) - The Folger Spotlight
Folger Public Programs is pleased to present ENCORES, a weekly online series highlighting past performances and recalling the rich history of programming on the historic Folger stage. See an excerpt of Kim F. Hall's lecture "'Othello was My Grandfather': Shakespeare in the African Diaspora" from the 2016 Anniversary Lecture Series.