Past Event

Such Sweet Thunder: Ellington Plays Shakespeare--Love and Power...

March 7, 2022
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Miller Theatre, 2960 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

At the Miller Theater, three actors who have recently starred in Othello—Andre Holland (at Shakespeare’s Globe), Chukwudi Iwuji (at the Public Theater), and John Douglas Thompson (at Theatre for a New Audience)—discuss the challenges they faced in playing the Moor. They will also read key speeches from the play. The conversation will be moderated by James Shapiro and Ayanna Thompson, Shakespeare Scholars in Residence at the Public Theater, and will open with a selection from Duke Ellington’s 1957 tribute to Shakespeare, Such Sweet Thunder.


Monday, March 7, 2022   3pm to 5pm


Miller Theatre

2960 Broadway at West 116th Street

New York, NY 10027


This event at Miller Theater is Free and Open to Columbia and Barnard Students, Faculty and Staff only. 

Please note that a mask and proof of vaccination will be required to enter along with your CU ID.

To register, please click HERE


Contact Information

Yulanda McKenzie