Othello and Systemic Racism

IN this discussion, Newton Buchanan and Lindsay Smiling look at how the systemic racism in Shakespeare’s…
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Tuesday, June 30
Othello and Systemic Racism

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Tuesday, June 30
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Delaware Shakespeare
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IN this discussion, Newton Buchanan and Lindsay Smiling look at how the systemic racism in Shakespeare’s Venice is the most powerful force leading to Othello’s tragedy.

Newton Buchanan (Del Shakes’ The Merchant of VeniceThe Merry Wives of WindsorRomeo and Juliet) and Lindsay Smiling (director of Romeo and Juliet) have each played the character of Othello multiple times. 

What are some character behaviors in the play that indicate systemic racism? And do those behaviors have parallels for us today?

The proceeds for this event will benefit the Delaware Coalition to Dismantle the New Jim Crow. The coalition uses awareness-raising, advocacy, and racial healing to work for changes in policy and practices that feed Delaware’s mass incarceration system and uphold institutional racism.

This event will be a virtual gathering via the online video conferencing platform Zoom.

Once you purchase a ticket, you will be provided with a link to the Zoom session. Join at the time of the event from a device of your choosing – computer, tablet, or smartphone.