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U Street Corridor in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

“Othello”

 
 
"Othello" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, December 29, 2017
1. "Othello" Marker
Inscription.
"Soft you. A word or two before you go.
I have done the state some service, and they know 't.
No more of that I pray you, in your letters,
When you shall these unlucky deeds relate,
Speak of me as I am; nothing extenuate,
Nor set down aught in malice."

–William Shakespeare

Paul Robeson's 1943 Broadway performance in Othello set the record for the longest running of a Shakespeare play on Broadway with 299 performances.
 
Erected 2015 by DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities.
 
Location. 38° 55.04′ N, 77° 1.864′ W. Marker is in U Street Corridor, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from U Street Northwest east of 14th Street NW, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1351 U Street NW, Washington DC 20009, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho" (here, next to this marker); "Stand By Me" (here, next to this marker); "Wade in the Water" (a few steps from this marker); "All Men Are Brothers" (a few steps from this marker); "No More Auction Block For Me" (a few steps from this marker); "Scandalize My Name" (a few steps from this marker); "Old Man River" (a few steps from this marker); "Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child" (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in U Street Corridor.
 
Categories. African AmericansArts, Letters, Music
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 29, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 53 times since then and 4 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on December 29, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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