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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice (1981, TV Movie)














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Othello, a Moorish general in the service of the Venetian state, is disdained for his race but valued for his military skills. He weds Desdemona in a mixed-race marriage that offends her father. Jealous of Othello's triumphs and high-standing, and suspicious that his commander may once have bedded his own wife, Othello's lieutenant Iago plots to sabotage Othello's career and marriage. He plants in Othello's mind the suspicion that Desdemona is unfaithful and provides false evidence of that infidelity. Though noble and initially trusting, Othello is led into a jealous rage that proves tragic for all involved. 

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Freeman (1977, Broadway Theater)




















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This drama deals with the sad division between what a man hopes for and what he achieves. In the title role, Dick Anthony Williams (The Mack) portrays a naïve, ambitious, recklessly optimistic man who finds himself in difficulty because of his unrealistic hopes. Directed by Tony-winner Lloyd Richards ("Fences") , and featuring Oscar-winner Louis Gossett, Jr. (Carolina Skeletons). 

Monday, November 14, 2016

The Sty of the Blind Pig (1974, Broadway Theater)














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Set in Chicago in the early nineteen‐sixties, the story focuses on the push‐pull relationship between an elderly, domineering mother and her aging, repressed and lonely daughter. As the two characters circle each other in their tight little world of bitterness and love, a blind street singer, looking for a woman he had loved years ago, stumbles into their ghetto apartment and precipitates a confrontation between the two women and with themselves.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

The First Breeze of Summer (1976, Broadway Theater)


















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The First Breeze of Summer follows a turbulent time in a working class African-American family, where two unhappy sons come to a head with their stern, overworked father, while the grandmother wistfully recalls her long-lost youthful affairs.