The Open University Event
Sun 20 Aug 8:15pm - 9:15pm
Baillie Gifford Main Theatre
Dragging Shakespeare into the 1970s
Girl With a Pearl Earring propelled Tracy Chevalier onto the historical fiction stage and with her latest book, New Boy, she tackles 1970s Washington DC. When a young black boy finds himself in an all-white school, he is desperate to find an ally, a move that triggers resentment and hatred. Chevalier discusses the challenges of transposing the tale of Othello onto a school playground in race-torn America.