November 22, 2020
With Ron Cephas Jones, William Jackson Harper, and Ayanna Thompson
A look at Aaron the Moor from Titus Andronicus, the presentation of Blackness, and the question of vengeance on Shakespeare's stage. Featuring conversation and readings from the plays by Ron Cephas Jones (This is Us), who played Aaron at The Public Theater, William Jackson Harper (The Good Place), and Public Theater Shakespeare Scholar in Residence Ayanna Thompson, director of the Arizona Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies and author of Passing Strange: Shakespeare, Race, and Contemporary America.
The event will be broadcast via The Public Theater's YouTube Channel. If you would like to attend the event via Zoom to engage in the Q&A, please RSVP at bklynlibrary.org.