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Shakespeare's Nigga

Shakespeare's Nigga

By Joseph Jomo Pierre
Subjects: African and Caribbean Canadian Playwrights, Shakespeare, Ontario Playwrights
Casting: 1 f, 4 m
Imprint: Playwrights Canada Press
Paperback : 9781770911413, 80 pages, June 2013
Ebook (EPUB) : 9781770911437, 80 pages, June 2013
Ebook (PDF) : 9781770911420, 80 pages, June 2013

Awards

  • Short-listed, Governor General's Literary Award for Drama 2013

Description

Shakespeare holds the fate of several black slaves in his hands. Among them are the rebellious Aaron and the obedient Othello, who each have complicated relationships with Shakespeare's daughter, Judith. But a vital secret remains hidden that could untangle complex familial ties and change the course of their history.

Reviews

"…the play's characters are always passionate, almost operatic in their feelings; the script often has the heat of a blowtorch." —NOW Magazine