The Brooklyn Public Library and Public Initiative partner for the return of PUBLIC SHAKESPEARE PRESENTS this Sunday, 11/22.
Brooklyn Public Library In Association With The Public Theater Presents: 1000 DREADFUL THINGS: SHAKESPEARE AND THE FEAR OF BLACK VENGEANCE
A look at Aaron the Moor from Titus Andronicus, the presentation of Blackness, and the question of vengeance on Shakespeare’s stage. Featuring conversation and readings from the plays by Ron Cephas Jones (This is Us), who played Aaron at The Public Theater, William Jackson Harper (The Good Place), and Public Theater Shakespeare Scholar in Residence Ayanna Thompson, director of the Arizona Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies and author of Passing Strange: Shakespeare, Race, and Contemporary America.
The event will be broadcast via The Public Theater’s YouTube Channel. If you would like to attend the event via Zoom to engage in the Q&A, please RSVP at bklynlibrary.org.
1000 DREADFUL THINGS: SHAKESPEARE AND THE FEAR OF BLACK VENGEANCE will premiere on November 11/22 at 7:00PM ET on The Public Theater’s YouTube Channel. If you would like to attend the event via Zoom to engage in the Q&A, please RSVP at bklynlibrary.org.
1000 DREADFUL THINGS: SHAKESPEARE AND BLACK VENGEANCE will be made available with Closed Captions. For additional information or if you have questions, need assistance, or an accommodation not mentioned above, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Additional Digital Season support provided by The Harold & Mimi Steinberg New Play Development Fund, The Shubert Foundation, The Tow Foundation, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts, and David Rockefeller Foundation.