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Jennifer Hammer

Othello, the Moor of Venice

The Stanford Shakespeare Company is proud to present Othello, Shakespeare’s timeless tale of a foreign general plagued by prejudice and insecurity, poisoned with the words of a treacherous friend seeking to advance his own position in the world. In the course of the general’s downfall, we encounter a love twisted into monstrous jealousy, an innocence battered and destroyed without cause, a devotion abused and exploited for ulterior motives, and duty framed and falsely convicted.

In Stan Shakes’ interpretation of the play, we find the Moor serving in the army of a fictional country not greatly dissimilar from the United States, engaged in a modern military conflict in Cyprus, far away from his adoptive country’s capital, Venice.

Approximate duration: 2.50 hours

Performances:

Thursday, Feb 28, 2013 8:00 PM
Friday, Mar 1, 2013 8:00 PM
Saturday, Mar 2, 2013 2:00 PM
Sunday, Mar 3, 2013 2:00 PM

Location:

Elliot Programming Center (entrance facing Lake Lag)

Admission:

Admission is free. Please check shakespeare.stanford.edu to make your reservation (open seating)! All donations are welcomed and appreciated.