Shakespeare Festival Wrap Up

The Daily Star wraps up the weeklong activities at the Globe Theatre in London for its Shakespeare and Islam festival. The organizer said that the inspiration for the festival came from a discussion of Othello.

“I had a conversation with the Ambassador of Morocco, who is convinced that [the character of] Othello was based on the Moroccan Ambassador who came to England in 1600. He told me a lot [about] England’s relationship with Morocco and it made me realize that what we need to do is explore the context of Othello, politically, socially and culturally [in] the early 17th Century. We wanted to explore England’s perceptions of Islam and Islamic lands.”

Previous posts on the Shakespeare and Islam festival: here and here.