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The José Limón International Dance Festival Takes on the Joyce
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It is one of the most pressing questions of American dance: how should we preserve the work of great 20th-century choreographers who glued their style to a generation distinct and removed from our own?
Olivier's Blackface Othello
In the 1965 movie Olivier remained meticulous about the aesthetic preparation that would transform him into the Moor. Despite his studious approach, American critics balked at his blackface portrayal.
Is Othello Really Black?
William Shakespeare's character Othello is generally regarded as a black African. But is this true? Could he have been an Arab or a Spanish Moor?
The Best Villain Ever?
To begin with, he talks to you - yes, you. Not at you, like most soliloquisers, or to everyone in general, or to himself (Hamlet being the best exemplar of that). It's as if he's putting a hand to the side of his mouth, drawing you close.
Digitally Deconstructing Shakespeare
Four hundred years after he wrote them, Shakespeare's words can be imbued with a brand new set of values, simply by re-arranging them on the page.
Tangles With Shakespeare
The link between
and the works of Shakespeare has been a popular strand amongst both fans of the show and critics alike, ever since it was first aired on U.S. screens back in June of 2002.
PHOTOS: Most Memorable Othello Adaptations
Originally entitled "The Moor of Venice," "Othello" was first performed by Shakespeare's theatre group, the King's Men on November 1, 1604, in the Banqueting House of London's Whitehall Palace. Today, over four hundred years later, it remains as popular as ever.
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