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"Tell Him How to Tell My Story"

Alternative title
Othello and Blackface
Synopsis
Podcast from the Folger Shakespeare Library. The podcast deals with race, Othello, and how the Elizabethans portrayed blackness on stage. It also offers a new interpretation of Desdemona’s handkerchief that is changing the way scholars understand the play. Ayanna Thompson, Professor of English at George Washington University and Ian Smith, Professor of English at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania are interviewed by Barbara Bogaev.
Series
Shakespeare Unlimited
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Audio
Recording date
14 Jun 2016
Duration
35 mins

Credits

Producer
Richard Paul
Contributor
Ayanna Thompson; Barbara Bogaev; Ian Smith (1)

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
race relations; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); theatre history; Black actors

Notes

Notes
Podcast: http://www.folger.edu/shakespeare-unlimited-episode-50 (accessed 6/2016).

Online Availability

Online URL
http://www.folger.edu/shakespeare-unlimited-episode-50

Production Company

Name

R.L. Paul Productions

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