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Hip-hop version of ‘Othello’ resonates behind bars

In this Aug. 27, 2013, photo, rappers GQ, front, and Postell Pringle perform a hip hop adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Othello, titled “Othello: The Remix” at the Cook County Jail in Chicago. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green) by Sharon CohenAP National Writer 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.”