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Film and Discussion: Othello in the Seraglio
Friday, April 5, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tufts University presents a noontime screening of the film “Othello in the Seraglio: The Tragedy of Sümbül the Black Eunuch.” Set in a 17th-century Istanbul coffeehouse, “Othello in the Seraglio” reimagines Shakespeare’s Othello as a former African slave, a powerful but aging Ottoman Eunuch who for years was overseer of the Sultan’s harem. The story is told by a traditional storyteller and a cast of 11 instrumentalists and singers. The film’s narrative is carried by a mix of music in early Italian and Turkish idioms. Following the screening, there will be a Q&A with the artists.
Free; no tickets required. Guest parking passes can be purchased at the Tufts University Police Department, 419 Boston Ave., Medford.