Well, we're done reading Othello, and Ealasaid's new Shakespeare class is about to start. There's still room if you'd like to join.
The 1995 movie version with Laurence Fishburne, Irene Jacob, Kenneth Branagh and Nathaniel Parker had been on television a couple of weeks ago, so I "TiVoed" it (yes, yes, I know, you're not supposed to turn a brand name into a verb, but it's just such a perfect way of describing it!), and tonight my fellow thespians Ealasaid, Courtney, and Fling (who really does love fishies!) all congregated at my house to watch Othello. And I made them eat apple pie too. And Trader Joe's peanut-butter pretzels.
A great time was had by all. Well ... except for Desdemona, Emilia, Roderigo, Othello, and Iago, who all ended up dead. I kept hoping for a happy ending, but what can you expect from a story of jealousy and domestic violence? And the Turks were all drowned. At least Inspector Lynley ended up governor of Cyprus.