Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Lecture on Othello

Iowa City - "Shakespearean scholar Miriam Gilbert presents a lecture and presentation entitled, “The Noble Moor and Honest Iago: Image and Identity in Othello” for Riverside Theatre in the Park on Thursday, May 8, 7:00PM at the Iowa City Public Library, Meeting Room A. The event is free and open to the public and will be broadcast live on The Library Channel, Iowa City cable channel 10.

The lecture topic: The value-laden adjectives “noble” and “honest” are tossed around frequently in Shakespeare’s play, and yet the action of the play forces audiences to question their meaning. What makes Othello noble—or what makes him seem noble? How is that label connected to the constant reference to Othello as an “other,” namely “the Moor”? And why does everyone in the play—not just Othello—think of Iago as “honest” when the audience knows his scheming? How does Shakespeare create and then undermine these images of worth, and what finally are we to think of these men by the end of the play? For more information on Riverside Theatre in the Park visit or call 319-338-7672."

Source: Riverside Press Release

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