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GUEST BLOG—Identifying with the “Other”: Shakespeare’s Othello and Verdi’s Otello

GUEST BLOG—Identifying with the “Other”:  Shakespeare’s Othello and Verdi’s Otello

By Üstün Bilgen-Reinart As an adolescent, I heard my father, who passionately loved music, discussing Verdi’s Otello with my uncle. I perked up my ears when I heard him say Otello was a masterpiece; the ultimate flowering of Verdi’s genius. At that time, I dreamt of becoming an opera singer, […]

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GUEST BLOG—Othello/Otello: An Honourable Murderer

GUEST BLOG—Othello/Otello: An Honourable Murderer

By Üstün Bilgen-Reinart I kiss’d thee ere I kill’d thee. No way but this— Killing myself, to die upon a kiss. (V.ii.258–59) For insights into the great mysteries of life such as the workings of love and death, many of us turn to the masterpieces of music and literature. The […]

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