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American Moor

Members say: Great acting, Original, Intense
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2 reviews
Members
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1 review
 

A solo play exploring Shakespeare's Othello, race, and America.... Read more

Actor, writer and director Keith Hamilton Cobb answers the repeated call to play the role of Othello as he struggles to come to terms with his own bias, society's veiled racism, and Shakespeare’s misunderstood moor.

 

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Reviews (3)

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90
CurtainUp

"'American Moor' breaks free of its creator via its sheer boldness and its honesty about the racial issues that still surface at theater venues in the Obama era. Cobb may well be the first Black American artist, in fact, to look Shakespeare's Moor squarely in his black eyes and then write about the minefield that a black actor must navigate before dramatizing the iconic role on stage. " Full Review

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A Fan Of Many Things

for a previous production "I laughed unexpectedly. Felt annoyed at idiot teachers. Was fascinated by your character study of Othello. And saddened that, best I can tell, you speak all of it from infuriating experience. Very well done, indeed." Full Review

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73
Original, Great acting, Intense

See it if You liked the book and movie. It's very dark.

Don't see it if Not kid friendly, it's a horror play but lots of adult content. The music was mixed, some good harmonies but otherwise not great.