The Othello Project Overview

For the first time, Northwestern University encouraged the entire community to join in the reading, exploration, and enjoyment of a single, great book.

Last fall, the "One Book, One Northwestern" program brought to life William Shakespeare's classic play Othello through an array of coordinated seminars, lectures, performances, readings, dance workshops, and film screenings.


Invited Presenters

Marjorie Garber, Harvard professor and author of twelve books including Shakespeare After All, which was chosen by Newsweek as one of 2004's five best nonfiction books.

Wole Soyinka, a Nobel Prize winner for Literature, whose plays, novels, poems, essays, and memoirs earned him a reputation as the voice and face of African democracy.

David Bell, a distinguished director, choreographer, and playwright, whose work includes productions with the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre and with the Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C., and premiers on- and off-Broadway.

Barbara Gaines, founder and director of the Chicago Shakespeare Theater, also serves on the artistic directorate of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London.

Funded by:

Department of English • Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
The Kaplan Institute for the Humanities
School of Communication • School of Music
The Office of the President • Norris Center Bookstore
Alumnae of Northwestern University

Upcoming Event

EMC Closing Reception
June 2, 20155:00 PM - 7:00 PM

August 16, 2010