I’m not teaching #Shakespeare’s #Othello this year (wish I was now), but thanks to @INOTEnews I’ve found myself researching/preparing as if I was! Here’s a thread on some of the resources I came across in the hope that some #English teacher will find them useful! #EdChatIE
Part of an intro. to #Othello? In 'Othello: What it means to be a Moor' Dr Islam Issa gives a rundown of events in the 1600s that influenced the character of Othello for @BBCRadio3’s ‘The Shakespeare Sessions’.

.@Tracy_Chevalier ’s ‘New Boy’ sets #Othello in a 1970s’ American schoolyard. This makes all that happens (age appropriate of course) all the more devastating & may help to crystallise the text’s themes for teachers and students. Image
An episode of the #PenguinPodcast where @Tracy_Chevalier discusses #Othello & the decisions she made whilst writing ‘New Boy’.

The brilliant @OldFortunatus writes about #Othello in ‘This is Shakespeare’, mentioning “intersectionality” – that understands oppression & disadvantage as following lines of class, race, sexuality, & gender. Essential for a nuanced reading of the text. Image
Few podcast eps have made me think as much as this one! Actor Hugh Quarshie (who portrayed #Othello for the RSC in 2015) asks if the play is racist in 'Looking for the Moor' for @BBCRadio3. Amazing contributions from a diverse range of industry veterans.

For the @FolgerLibrary's 'Shakespeare Unlimited', Professors Ayanna Thompson & Ian Smith discuss race & how #Othello has been portrayed onstage. A new interpretation of the infamous handkerchief is changing scholarly discourse on the play!

The Genius website is one that I like to point my senior students towards in order to deepen their understanding of the text & its language. Key lines are annotated & put in context, allowing students to work independently. #Othello

I compiled an #Othello YouTube playlist from various sources (I can take no credit for the content) that contains an audiobook, performances, notes/analysis, debates, and reactions to the text.


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