Friday, January 10, 2014

Shakespeare Play at Belmont

We are back in Nashville, and the three of us went to Belmont University for their production of "Othello" on stage (joining the Catholic homeschoolers for this field trip). The Shakespeare expert at the theatre department adapted the script and was able to hire Eddie George as the Black Moor and main character. (He is a Heisman trophy winner from Ohio State who went on to play for the Titans.) Although the plot focuses on a soldier returning to ordinary life, it is his falling into jealousy that ultimately dooms this tragedy. It was great to have a Q&A session afterward and hear how an athlete combines strength of body and mind into his career now. Besides the great acting, I thought the costume designer used a sense of period modesty which made this even more authentic and enjoyable.

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