Who is the Moor? Choral Reading American Moor and Othello
What does a black actor at an audition in today’s world have to say to Shakespeare’s Othello? This choral reading mashup will ignite bold discussion.
High school students should read American Moor. Find out why.
“We ain’t gotten past Othello’s first speech and everything they told you is a lie. Commune with me in contemplation of the magnitude of moment before us. Honor it with something, anything more than simply Brabantio’s privilege of place. Meet me here, in this sacred space, with half the courage of a Desdemona and I will lift you, in life and love, in death and despair.” – American Moor by Keith Hamilton Cobb