Friday, December 18, 2009

"Othello" on the Common this Summer

Hub Arts blog has mentioned that Commonwealth Shakespeare Company will offer "Othello" as its 15th annual Shakespeare on the Common production in July and August 2010. I know that this is quite a ways off, but Othello is one of my all time favorite plays by Shakespeare and dreaming of a warm summer night out on the Common is a great way to escape the bitter reality that it is absolutely freezing in Boston just now.

Exact dates and casting for the performances this summer have not been scheduled, but I'll be certain to write more about this as the time approaches.  Until then, I'll use this trusty promo from the 1995 production which starred Lawrence Fishurne as Othello and Kenneth Branaugh as the despicable Iago.