The first volume in the re-launched series Shakespeare on Screen is devoted to Othello, offering up-to-date coverage of recent screen versions as well as new critical essays on older, canonical films. An international cast of authors explores not only productions from the USA and UK, but also translations, adaptations and appropriations in Quebec, Italy, India, Brazil and Mexico. The volume takes part in the ceaseless cultural investigation of what Othello says about Shakespeare, the past and our present time, supported by an invaluable film-bibliography. Accompanying free online resources include a fuller version of the bibliography and an additional contribution on YouTube versions of Othello. This book will be a valuable resource for students, scholars and teachers of film studies and Shakespeare studies.
1. Introduction: ensnared in Othello on screen Sarah Hatchuel and Nathalie Vienne-Guerrin; 2. Othello on screen: monsters, marvellous space and the power of the tale Victoria Bladen; 3. Rethinking blackness: the case of Olivier's Othello Peter Holland; 4. Othello retold: Orson Welles's Filming Othello Sebastien Lefait; 5. 'Institutionally racist': Sax's Othello and tethered presentism Peter J. Smith; 6. Intertextuality in Tim Blake Nelson's 'O' Ronan Ludot-Vlasak; 7. Indianizing Othello: Vishal Bhardwaj's Omkara Florence Cabaret; 8. Othello in Latin America: Otelo de Oliveira and Huapango Aimara da Cunha Resende; 9. Othello in Quebec: Andre Forcier's Une histoire inventee Jennifer Drouin; 10. Anna's Sin and the circulation of Othello on film Douglas M. Lanier; 11. Mirroring Othello in genre films: A Double Life and Stage Beauty Kinga Foeldvary; 12. Othello in Spanish: dubbed and subtitled versions Jesus Tronch; 13. Othello on screen: select film-bibliography Jose Ramon Diaz Fernandez; Index.