Saturday Lunch with Shakespeare: The Tragedy of Othello, The Moor of Venice
February 19, 2022

Next in our series of Shakespeare presentations is the tragedy, "Othello, the Moor of Venice", on Saturday, February 19. Shakespeare tells how Othello, a Moorish general of Venice, has promoted Cassio as his lieutenant. This angers Iago, Othello's ensign, who was hoping for the promotion himself. He takes revenge by plotting against both Cassio and Othello, who has secretly married Desdemona, the beautiful daughter of Venetian senator Brabantio. Iago determines to use the young woman as the means to carry out his revenge.

The BBC version was directed by Jonathan Miller.
The production features Bob Hoskins as Iago, Anthony Hopkins as Othello, Penelope Wilton as Desdemona and David Yelland as Cassio. Setting the scene will be guest lecturer Stuart Varnam-Atkin, a regular contributor to our Shakespeare series. Oxford-educated Stuart has carved a unique career in Japan in the intercultural media field, including translations, narrations and acting.

Tickets for a sumptuous Venetian-themed lunch are 3,300 yen per person for members (4,400 yen for non-members).
A cash bar is available. Cancellations after 18:00 Wednesday, February 16 will be charged in full.
Please make reservations through the Front Desk by calling 03-3211-3161 or could make it online.

Doors open at 11:45 a.m. Lunch starts at 12:00 noon.
The play, with a short intermission, will end at approximately 5:20 p.m.
Please observe Covid-19 prevention measures.

The Special Projects Committee


2022年2月19日 (土) 11:45開場 12:00 昼食 17:20 終了予定

講師 スチュアート ヴァーナム-アトキン
(日本語字幕監修 東京大学名誉教授 小田島 雄志)


会費: FCCJ会員 3,300 円 (税込み額)、非会員 4,400 円 (税込み額)。
お申し込みはフロントまで 電話: 03-3211-3161 またはOnline予約にて。
2月16日 (水) 午後6時以降のキャンセルはフルチャージとなりますので御注意下さい。