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Re: White Othellos
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1639  Tuesday, 28 September 1999.

[1]     From:   Milla Riggio <
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        Date:   Monday, 27 Sep 1999 10:42:23 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.1636 Re: White Othellos

[2]     From:   S. Roberts <
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        Date:   Monday, 27 Sep 1999 11:25:38 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.1636 Re: White Othellos

[3]     From:   Daniel L. Colvin <
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        Date:   Monday, 27 Sep 1999 09:55:44 -0500 (CDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.1636 Re: White Othellos

[4]     From:   Tim Perfect <
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        Date:   Monday, 27 Sep 1999 08:48:05 -0700 (PDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.1636 Re: White Othellos

[5]     From:   Patricia Gallagher <
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        Date:   Monday, 27 Sep 1999 12:50:19 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.1636 Re: White Othellos

[6]     From:   James P. Lusardi <
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        Date:   Monday, 27 Sep 1999 12:45:25 -0500 (CDT)
        Subj:   RE: SHK 10.1636 Re: White Othellos

[7]     From:   Christine Mack Gordon <
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        Date:   Monday, 27 Sep 1999 13:07:07 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.1636 Re: White Othellos

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        Date:   Monday, 27 Sep 1999 19:10:52 -0600
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From:           Milla Riggio <
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Date:           Monday, 27 Sep 1999 10:42:23 -0400
Subject: 10.1636 Re: White Othellos
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.1636 Re: White Othellos

I believe such a reversal was produced in Washington earlier this
decade. Can anyone verify and provide information.

Milla Riggio

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From:           S. Roberts <
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Date:           Monday, 27 Sep 1999 11:25:38 -0400
Subject: 10.1636 Re: White Othellos
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.1636 Re: White Othellos

> Does anyone know of any productions or adaptations of Othello in which
> the colors were reversed, making Othello a white mercenary in a black
> kingdom, such as the one described by Aphra Behn in Oroonoko and
> recently adapted by 'Biyi Bandele for the RSC?  Seems an obvious move
> but nothing comes to my probably disfunctional mind.
>
> Arthur Lindley

Yes, Patrick Stewart starred in Michael Kahn's Washington, D.C.
production two years ago at the Shakespeare Theatre at the Lansburgh.
He was the only white cast member within an all-black cast.   Check out
their extremely informative site at www.shakespearedc.org.

Stella Roberts

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[Editor's Note: There was discussion of this production on SHAKSPER at
the time. It may be retrieved from the archives using the SEARCH
FUNCTION. -Hardy]

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From:           Daniel L. Colvin <
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Date:           Monday, 27 Sep 1999 09:55:44 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: 10.1636 Re: White Othellos
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.1636 Re: White Othellos

Jude Kelley did an interesting "photo-negative" production at the
Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, D.C. during their 1997-98 season (as
I remember), with Patrick Stewart in the title role.  James Loehlin
presented an outstanding seminar paper on the production at the 1998 SAA
meeting.  He would be worth contacting regarding that production and its
significance.

Daniel Colvin
Western Illinois University

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Date:           Monday, 27 Sep 1999 08:48:05 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: 10.1636 Re: White Othellos
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.1636 Re: White Othellos

Here is some info on the production with Patrick Stewart at The
Shakespeare Theatre in Washington D.C.:

Directed by Jude Kelly
November 11, 1997 - January 4, 1998

http://www.shakespearedc.org/othelloasi.html

Hope this helps,

Tim Perfect

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Date:           Monday, 27 Sep 1999 12:50:19 -0400
Subject: 10.1636 Re: White Othellos
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.1636 Re: White Othellos

Patrick Stewart appeared in a production such as you describe back in
1997. The production was in Washington, DC, and is reviewed in the New
York Times. If you are registered with the NYTimes (registration is free
for certain articles), you can see the review at:

http://search.nytimes.com/search/daily/bin/fastweb?getdoc+site+site+6755+0+wAAA+patrick%7Estewart

Patricia Gallagher

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Date:           Monday, 27 Sep 1999 12:45:25 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: 10.1636 Re: White Othellos
Comment:        RE: SHK 10.1636 Re: White Othellos

Dear A.L.:

In 1997-98 (Nov. 11-Jan. 4), The Shakespeare Theatre at the Lansburgh in
Washington, DC, mounted an Othello that featured Patrick Stewart as the
protagonist and an otherwise almost entirely African-American cast.  See
Shakespeare Bulletin 16.2 (Spring 1998): 9-13 for Miranda
Johnson-Haddad's review, an interview with Stewart on playing Othello,
and some commentary by Homer Swander (also production photos).

Yours--Jim Lusardi, Co-Editor, SB

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Date:           Monday, 27 Sep 1999 13:07:07 -0500
Subject: 10.1636 Re: White Othellos
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.1636 Re: White Othellos

The production done in Washington, DC a few years ago had Patrick
Stewart as a white Othello in a (mostly?) black cast.

Chris Gordon

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Date:           Monday, 27 Sep 1999 19:10:52 -0600
Subject: 10.1636 Re: White Othellos
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.1636 Re: White Othellos

I think Patrick Stewart as O. not long ago in Shakespeare in the Park in
NYC most recently.  JE
 

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