Wednesday, August 10, 2016

OTHELLO and the politics of photography

Hudson Warehouse's OTHELLO at the Soldiers' & Sailors' Memorial in Riverside Park is the fourth Shakespeare play in the park I've seen this summer (also seen: AS YOU LIKE IT, THE TEMPEST and parts of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM.) And so far only  New York Classical Theatre harassed me for taking photos. I thought maybe it was an Equity requirement, but Hudson Warehouse used Equity actors for their production and they had no problem with my taking discreet, non-flash photos with my iPhone. So NYCT harassed me because they wanted to, not because they had to.

My actor pal Bruce hanging with Othello


Wow this really is a sailor's memorial.