Debating the question “Obama: is he an Othello for our times?” will be journalist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, Oxford don Elizabeth Frazer, channel 4 news anchor Samira Ahmed and actor Ray Fearon, who played the role in Michael Attenborough’s 1999 production for the RSC. The panel will explore “whether parallels exist between the story of Othello and Obama’s journey to becoming the first black President of the United States” - leaving an obvious question regarding who is the modern-day Iago (Sarah Palin perhaps?!).
The discussion takes place between 5 and 6.30pm on 31 January at the Warwick Arts Centre.
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