The Miracle of Shakespeare
Artists have employed light as metaphor throughout time. Shakespeare scholar and actor, Dr. James Allen Jones, takes us into the mind of Shakespeare’s Othello. In this intimate moment, Dr. Jones draws a parallel between the miracle witnessed by Judah Maccabee in the beloved Hanukkah story, and the guidance given by the Duke of Venice to Othello in Shakespeare’s classic play. Both moments of revelation symbolized with the power of light.
Dr. James Allen JonesShakespeare Scholar and Actor
Dr. James Allen Jones is a retired teacher, and administrator who worked for over six decades teaching the social sciences, comparative education and performance through Shakespeare. As a Fulbright Scholar, he taught at the University of Leeds, Yorkshire, England and stateside as an adjunct instructor at the University of Michigan (Detroit and Dearborn), Wayne State University and Eastern Michigan. He continues to lecture and perform Shakespeare.