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USD College of Arts & Sciences:
Scholars in Conversation

in conjunction with the South Dakota Shakespeare Festival


Saturday, June 18, 2022, 3pm

Prentis Park, Vermillion SD

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The pangs of jealousy and racist undermining of trust drive the plot of Shakespeare's Othello. This play is filled with gripping moments of misunderstanding and wrenching depictions of the harm people can do to one another. 


Enhance your viewing experience of Othello by joining two scholars for a discussion of the author, the play, the historical context, and other productions of this exciting play. Whether you are seeing the production for the first time on Saturday or if you have already seen this production, bring your curiosity and a picnic blanket or lawn chair for an interactive, free event.

About the Presenters

Dr. Bruce Brandt (South Dakota State University)

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Professor Bruce Brandt (PhD Harvard) is an emeritus professor from South Dakota State University and is widely published on Shakespeare and his contemporary Christopher Marlowe. Prof Brandt has recently published on teaching Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew (in the MLA series) and on Christopher Marlowe’s poem Hero and Leander in the journal Early Modern Literary Studies.  

Darlene Farabee (University of South Dakota)

Darlene Farabee (PhD Univ of Delaware) is associate professor and chair of the Department of English at USD where she teaches Shakespeare and early British literature. Her book Shakespeare’s Staged Spaces and Playgoers’ Perceptions is available in paperback from Palgrave Macmillan. The recent past recipient of the Schwartz Distinguished Faculty award at USD, she recently led a seminar at the 2022 Shakespeare Association of America Conference.  

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