The incident occurred at the Shakespearian Readings at the Ivanovo State University.
On April 23, excerpts from the immortal works by the English playwright were presented to the public. A tenth-grader who played Othello was given a real dagger instead of a fake one. As a result, the young man stuck the blade into his own side. After that, he was hospitalized urgently.
The Investigation Committee started to study the case. It turned out that the real knife, together with the sham, was brought to the stage by the boy's teacher. A criminal case was initiated against the teacher.