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.
Sarah Hatchuel is Professor of English Literature and Film at the University of Le Havre and the President of the Societe Francaise Shakespeare. She has written extensively on adaptations of Shakespeare's plays. She is the author of Shakespeare and the Cleopatra/Caesar Intertext: Sequel, Conflation, Remake (2011) and Shakespeare, from Stage to Screen (Cambridge, 2004). She also edited Julius Caesar and Antony and Cleopatra in The New Kittredge Shakespeare collection (2008) and co-edited, with Nathalie Vienne-Guerrin, the Shakespeare on Screen series (from 2003-13. Nathalie Vienne-Guerrin is Professor in Shakespeare Studies at Universite Paul Valery, Montpellier. She is Co-General Editor (with Jean-Christophe Mayer) of Cahiers Elisabethains and co-director (with Patricia Dorval) of the Shakespeare on Screen in Francophonia Database (shakscreen.org). She is the author of The Unruly Tongue in Early Modern England, Three Treatises (2012) and co-edited, with Sarah Hatchuel, the Shakespeare on Screen series (from 2003-13.
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.