“For anyone… who wants to experience a performance that balances dynamism and lyricism with uncommon skill, ‘American Moor’ is, yes, a must-see.”

Don Aucoin
The Boston Globe

AMERICAN MOOR Reviews:

“After American Moor, you may not see Shakespeare — and a lot of roles played by black actors — quite the same way.”

The Washington Post

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“This deep-from-the-heart spellbinder by Keith Hamilton Cobb is a blisteringly eloquent and penetrating meditation on the ever-urgent matter of race in America”

Don Aucoin
The Boston Globe

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“In addition to a compelling account of black performers’ ambivalence toward Othello, the burden that the play and its title role can be for them, American Moor also offers a promising avenue into the future of Shakespeare performance…”

Michael Plunkett
Slate Magazine

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American Moor, at the Cherry Lane Theatre, is a witty, passionate, furious, and movingly intimate record of an African-American actor’s often unrequited love for Shakespeare…”

Patricia Storace
The New York Review of Books

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American Moor, which Cobb also wrote, is a probing interrogation of prevailing attitudes about race and art, wrapped in a single, tension-fraught confrontation; no one is likely to leave without feeling profoundly affected.”

David Barbour
Light and Sound America

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“If you go to see American Moor — and you should — leave any white fragility you may have at home.”

Pete Hempstead
Theater Mania

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“You can see it in his eyes as he speaks: Shakespeare’s words are delicious, melting on his tongue, not because of formal elegance but because they allow him, as he proudly proclaims, to live out the emotions too often denied by Black Americans.”

Nicholas Whittaker
The Theater Mirror / New England Theater Guide

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AMERICAN MOOR Articles:

Keith Hamilton Cobb Seeks the ‘American Moor’ in the Role of Othello

American Theatre – by Rob Weinert-Kendt – April 17, 2015

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American Moor / Phoenix Theatre Ensemble

Shakespeare Bulletin (Johns Hopkins University Press)
Volume 34, Number 3, Fall 2016
by Kim F. Hall

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‘American Moor’ a brief synopsis

Theatre Journal (Johns Hopkins University Press)
by Lindsey R. Swindall – March 2016

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News

American Moor is Now Available for Pre-Order via Bloomsbury.com!!

Pre-order via Bloomsbury.com by clicking here or on the image below.

The Methuen Edition of American Moor will be available IN PRINT on March 13th, 2020!!

We’re very excited to finally have the work in print and accessible, and we look forward to all of the discussions it generates. Other Announcements to Follow! Exciting developments for American Moor…

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