Hip-hop version of 'Othello' resonates behind bars

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    http://centurylink.net/news/read/ca...p-hiphop_version_of_othello_resonates_behi-ap

    CHICAGO (AP) — Act I, Scene 1: Four actors in well-worn coveralls and baseball caps take the stage at the county jail. They're here to tell a tale of love, friendship, jealousy and betrayal. It's the stuff of Shakespearean tragedy. The names and themes haven't changed over the centuries, but the language has a modern beat:

    "Othello never knew,

    He was getting schemed on by a member of his crew."............

    Julian Campbell, 19, who swayed with the beat as Iago danced his way down the aisle, found his own meaning in the story. He said it offered two lessons: "Be honest. Always think before you do."........

    In fact, GQ says, if Shakespeare were around nowadays, "I think he'd be doing this. He'd be a rapper."

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