On the occasion of... Otello
The Music Commission of the Círculo del Liceo hosted the talk in English «Othello, by William Shakespeare» by Douglas Friedlander, member of the Club and Dr. in English Language and Literature with a specialty in Shakespeare Studies.
Iago’s Credo from Verdi’s Otello has been called “one of the most powerful expressions of negative emotion in all music.” But this expression of the voice of evil does not occur in Shakespeare’s Othello, one of the most beautiful and powerful of his tragedies. Who, then, is Iago in the play and just what is his relationship to the play’s protagonist, Othello? What drives Othello to murder his young, beautiful, and virtuous wife, whom he has loved deeply? In this talk in English, we will explore the world of Shakespeare’s Othello and discuss the major issues the play addresses, including love, jealousy, alienation, and evil.
Dr. Douglas Friedlander was an Assistant Professor and Teaching Fellow in both New College and the School for University Studies at Hofstra University, on Long Island, New York. Prof. Friedlander also served as Chairman of the Architecture Committee and the Education Committee of New York’s National Arts Club. He holds a Ph.D. in English Language and Literature with a specialty in Shakespeare Studies, and has taught courses in Shakespeare, Greek Tragedy, and the History of Drama.
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