"Dear Mr. Shakespeare" is a powerful and imaginative exploration of the racial tensions in Othello. It shows how the iconic play still resonates today. The short film was presented as part of the British Council’s series Shakespeare Lives 2016, which celebrates the iconic playwright on the 400th anniversary of his death.
It features writer/artist Phoebe Boswell as she relays her conflicted feelings towards the work of Shakespeare as a person of color. Ashley Thomas plays Othello. Phoebe Boswell riffs on her conflicted attitudes towards Othello in Dear Mr. Shakespeare, which co-stars Ashley Thomas aka Bashy.
Director: Shola Amoo
Producer: Rienkje Attoh
Writer/Artist: Phoebe Boswell
Othello: Ashley Thomas