Of the many pleasures that living in New York affords, the Public Theater’s free Shakespeare in the Park during the summer is high among them. The whole process has evolved and improved over the years; it used to be an all-day affair, but nowadays the “line” in the park starts at 8AM and the ticket vouchers for that evening’s performance are handed out at noon. Regardless, it has always been... Read more
Othello - Shakespeare in the Park
The Public Theater continues a 56-year tradition with the 2018 Free Shakespeare in the Park season, kicking off with Shakespeare's timeless tragedy, Othello.
The Public Theater stages Othello at the Delacorte Theater in the heart of Central Park for the first time since 1991.
(Photos by Joan Marcus)
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Set amid war and palace intrigue in the 17th-century Mediterranean, this classic drama about a noble Black Venetian general whose marriage is sabotaged by theater’s most infamous villain, Iago, remains Shakespeare’s most urgent and relevant tragedy today. A lush, romantic vision gives way to the violent tangle of love and jealousy, race and revenge in this must-see production of Shakespeare’s great tragedy, Othello.