May 21, 2013
Thursday, 29 September 2011 14:30
Bob Smith will lead weekly discussions of Shakespeare’s Othello at Greenwich Library starting Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 7 p.m., in the Cole Auditorium.
Othello is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in approximately 1603. The work revolves around four central characters: Othello, a Moorish general in the Venetian army; his wife Desdemona; his lieutenant, Cassio; and his trusted ensign Iago. Because of its varied and current themes of racism, love, jealousy and betrayal, Othello is still often performed in professional and community theaters alike and has been the basis for numerous operatic, film, and literary adaptations.
Mr. Smith calls the tragedy a gorgeous fairy tale romance gone poisonously awry and a definitive style of mesmerizing evil.
Library Journal called Mr. Smith “the teacher we all should have had to introduce us to Shakespeare.” The Boston Globe calls him “inspired and inspiring.”
The program is free and open to all. Copies of the play will be provided. For more information, call Matthew Sgritta at 203-622-7972.
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