This event features a reading of Fortunes of the Moor, Barbara and Carlton Molette’s sequel to Othello in which Othello and Desdemona’s daughter becomes the subject of a custody battle.Through this lens, the play addresses broader issues of cultural difference, religion, and slavery. The reading will be followed by a conversation with the playwrights. This program forms unique connections with two major exhibitions on Emory’s campus this fall. The interconnections between the work of Shakespeare, depictions of race on stage, and black theater are bound to create interesting dialogue between Still Raising Hell: The Art, Activism, and Archives of Camille Billops and James V. Hatch and First Folio: The Book that Gave us Shakespeare. In addition, Othello: The Moor Speaks, which explores the complexity of being a black man in a white world, and the meanings associated with Shakespeare’s provocative representations of race and racism, will also be on display in the Woodruff Library.
Free and open to the public.