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Public Theater Announces Public Shakespeare Initiative Lineup

The series of conversations will take place at the Public's Lafayette Street home.

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Ruben Santiago-Hudson will direct Othello for the Public Theater.
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The Public Theater has announced the spring 2018 lineup for its Public Shakespeare Initiative series.

The season kicks off on March 8 with The Outsiders Within: Shylock, Othello, and Shakespeare's Strangers, featuring scholar Stephen Greenblatt and philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah.

On March 19, director Robert O'Hara and public director of Special Artistic Projects Stephanie Ybarra will discuss O'Hara's upcoming Mobile Unit production of Henry V.

Public Shakespeare Talks: Shakespeare Works, a conversation about the organization's artist development program, will take place on April 24. Speak of Me As I Am: Othello on Stage — featuring Columbia University's James Shapiro, George Washington University's Ayanna Thompson, and the director of this summer's Delacorte production, Ruben Santiago-Hudson — will take place on May 14.

The season will conclude on May 18 and 20 with two invited performances of As You Like It, presented by the Hunts Point Children's Shakespeare Ensemble.

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