The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0794 Friday, 4 September 1998.
Date: Thursday, 3 Sep 1998 13:20:22 +0100
Subject: International Shakespeare Association Occasional Lecture
Hesitations on Othello
The Ghanaian actor Hugh Quarshie will give the Seventh International
Shakespeare Association Lecture: Hesitations on Othello, at the
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, on Tuesday 29 September 1998,
inaugurating the 1998-9 Hudson Strode Lectures which this year are
dedicated to the topic 'Race and Class in the Renaissance'. The lecture
will be published early in 1999 by the International Shakespeare
Association as Occasional Paper, no.7.
Hugh Quarshie has worked extensively for the Royal Shakespeare Company
since 1981 playing, among other roles, Arcite in the production of The
Two Noble Kinsmen which opened the Swan Theatre in 1986, Hotspur in 1982
and, most recently, Mark Antony in Julius Caesar in 1996. He has
published several newspaper articles on the position of the black actor
in the classical theatre.
For further information about the lecture contact
Professor Gary Taylor
Dept. of English
University of Alabama