OK, before I start with my review of "Othello," let me offer a bit of perspective so everyone can understand my viewing lens.
I like to think I'm "cultured." I have varied tastes and an appreciation for multiple forms of art.
I'm also from "the hood." I grew up on the west side of St. Louis (Cabanne and Goodfellow to be exact). I preferred to speak "Ebonics" when I could get away with it, which was well out of earshot of my mother and grandmother. In Ebonics terms, they wasn't havin' it. And while I grew up in a very intellectual household, we did not speak Shakespearian vernacular.