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Shakespeare on Screen: Othello

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Sarah Hatchuel, Nathalie Vienne-Guerrin, Victoria Bladen, Peter Holland, Sébastien Lefait, Peter J. Smith, Ronan Ludot-Vlasak, Florence Cabaret, Aimara da Cunha Resende, Jennifer Drouin, Douglas M. Lanier, Kinga Földváry, Jesús Tronch, José Ramón Díaz Fernández
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  • Date Published: October 2017
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107525238

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  • 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 Québec, 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.

    • Offers up-to-date coverage of recent screen versions as well as new critical reviews of canonical films
    • Includes a select film-bibliography, as well as accompanying online resources at
    • Written by an international team of leading scholars, examining productions from around the world
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    'Shakespeare on Screen: Othello overturns conventional narratives about this play's life on screen. Hatchuel and Vienne-Guerrin curate a volume that treats Othello as a truly international text, privileging little-known meta-narratives alongside mainstream Western cinema. Essays unpack the adaptations' engagement with domestic violence, racial prejudice and sexual politics, making this the most vital and thorough treatment available of the play's contemporary resonance.' Peter Kirwan, University of Nottingham

    'The volume, an impressive grappling with films that range from those in a classic realist mode, through modernist pastiche and postcolonialism and postmodernism, will become an inspiring and necessary handbook for countless scholars and students.' Michael Hattaway, Cahiers Élisabéthains: A Journal of English Renaissance Studies

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    • Date Published: October 2017
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107525238
    • length: 259 pages
    • dimensions: 230 x 153 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.4kg
    • contains: 20 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    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 Sébastien 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 Québec: André Forcier's Une histoire inventée 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 Földváry
    12. Othello in Spanish: dubbed and subtitled versions Jesús Tronch
    13. Othello on screen: select film-bibliography José Ramón Díaz Fernández

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    Sarah Hatchuel, University of Le Havre
    Sarah Hatchuel is Professor of English Literature and Film at the University of Le Havre and the President of the Société Française 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, Université Paul Valéry, Montpellier
    Nathalie Vienne-Guerrin is Professor in Shakespeare Studies at Université Paul Valéry, Montpellier. She is Co-General Editor (with Jean-Christophe Mayer) of Cahiers Élisabéthains and co-director (with Patricia Dorval) of the Shakespeare on Screen in Francophonia Database ( 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.


    Sarah Hatchuel, Nathalie Vienne-Guerrin, Victoria Bladen, Peter Holland, Sébastien Lefait, Peter J. Smith, Ronan Ludot-Vlasak, Florence Cabaret, Aimara da Cunha Resende, Jennifer Drouin, Douglas M. Lanier, Kinga Földváry, Jesús Tronch, José Ramón Díaz Fernández

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