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William Shakespeare's Othello

Student Matinee Series William Shakespeare's Othello

  • Monday, May 7, 12pm
  • MainStage Map It
  • Grades 8-12.

  • $8.50

Othello is a celebrated general returning home from the wars, but his dark skin and foreign origin inspire hatred from several people, especially the man he trusts most: Iago. As Iago twists Othello’s love for his wife, Desdemona, everyone becomes pawns in Iago’s devious plots. This classic tale of identity, bigotry, and deceit is examined with contemporary clarity by National Players, combining Shakespeare’s language with modern clothing to transform the drama into a powerful story for America today.

Links to literature, prejudice, relationaships, language, violence
Common Core:ELA: RL 1-10, SL 1-4, L 3-6, RH 1-3.

Show length:90 min

Workshop: Text in Context, Arts Integration Through Shakespeare
Sign up today for a chance to work with members of the National Players on Monday, May 7 from 4-6 pm at the Flynn Center in Burlington. $25. Professional development credit available.

Sponsored by Gale Hurd in support of early access to the arts

A big round of applause for our Student Matinee Series underwriters: Andrea's Legacy Fund, Champlain Investment Partners, LLC, Bari and Peter Dreissigacker, the Forrest and Frances Lattner Foundation, the Lintilhac Foundation, Tracy and Richard Tarrant, TD Charitable Foundation, Vermont Concert Artists Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation, Vermont Community Foundation, New England Foundation for the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, and the Flynn Jazz Endowment. Additional Support from the Bruce J. Anderson Foundation, The Golub Foundation, Green Mountain Fund, Walter Cerf Community Fund, and the Vermont Arts Council, as well as the Susan E. Quinn Memorial Fund held at the Vermont Community Foundation. Thanks also to the wonderful show sponsor(s) listed above.

Companion Workshops

Companion Workshops

Call upon a Flynn teaching artist to work in your classroom with your students before and/or after the show in a matinee companion workshop!

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