Showbiz Photo Flash: “Othello” at Chicago Shakespeare Theater


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Fresh from Shakespeare’s Globe and the Royal Shakespeare Company, renowned British director Jonathan Munby returns to Chicago to stage Shakespeare’s most intimate tragedy. In a black and white world, Othello and Desdemona fall in love, but the distinguished commander knows no maneuvers for the affairs of the heart. A stranger in a strange land, he falls under Iago’s spell, mistaking a lethal enemy for his closest ally. Here, Shakespeare excavates the most elemental of human emotions: the all-consuming passion of love and jealousy. Othello featuring James Vincent Meredith in the title role continues the Theater’s Shakespeare 400 Chicago celebration, now through April 10, 2016.