This Winter, The Stanford Shakespeare Company is proud to present Othello, Shakespeare's timeless tale of a foreign general- a man apart- 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.
Admission is free. Please check back at shakespeare.stanford.edu to make your reservation (open seating)! All donations are welcomed and appreciated.