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Othello’s Tower to reopen in Cyprus

Othello’s Tower, Cyprus.
Othello’s Tower, Cyprus. Image by Alkan Boudewijn de Beaumont Chaglar / CC BY-SA 2.0

The 14th-century Othello’s Tower in Cyprus, is reopening after an extensive renovation project. The tower is the fictional setting for Shakespeare’s drama Othello and is part of a fortress in the medieval town of Famagusta (Mağusa). It suffered decades of decay and the restoration works were part of an EU-funded project. The tower will open to the public on the second of July with a performance of Shakespeare’s drama, with Greek and Turkish Cypriot actors taking part. Read more: cyprus-mail.com