Othello

Call For Writers: Interracial Relationships

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Are depictions of interracial relationships on the rise due to a diminished stigma around interracial dating? How much is colorism still in play? Do the success of shows with racially diverse casts and the growing success of dark-skinned performers mitigate colorism? How do the very real and present ramifications of slavery and colonialism affect these interracial dynamics?

Classic Literature Film Adaptations Week: Shades of Feminism in ‘Othello’

Written by Leigh Kolb First, allow this to sink in: Laurence Fishburne was the first black actor to play Othello in a major film production of Shakespeare’s Othello. In 1995.  One of the reasons Shakespeare’s texts are so timeless is that we can’t figure out how to evolve. Othello (written around 1603) is about racism, jealousy, […]