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    Othello Movie Vs Play

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    There are many differences and similarities between the Othello play and the 1995 movie directed by Oliver Parker, although the setting, plot and characters remain the same. Parker does make some changes in other ways, and those changes are what offer some of the differences between the two. Some of the differences between the film and play are: the different interpretations of lago; the use of imaginary sequences; and the fact that the movie has cut an abundant amount of the text. The first is perhaps

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    Othello Movie Vs Play

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    before. I also am not a big fan of Dramas or love stories. Othello has all of this, but it does also have a very suspenseful and dark side, which kept me interested. Shakespeare’s Othello is story that takes place in the 1600’s and is centers around four main characters: Othello, a Moorish general in the Venetian army; his wife, Desdemona, his lieutenant Cassio and his trusted ensign, Iago. I found Othello to be a great story, play and movie because it encompasses all of the things we all experience

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    Shakespeare's Othello: Movie (Oliver parker 1995) Vs. Play Oliver parker's Othello came out in 1995 with Laurence Fishburne as Othello this is also the first time Othello was played by a coloured actor, Kenneth Branagh as Iago and Irene Jacob as Desdemona. Parker kept the original plot and language intact, however the movie seemed to give Othello life through visual and audio aids. Parker's Othello enables the viewer to associate on a personal level and compliments to the anticipation and imagination

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    Othello: Shakespeare vs. Parker To create an adaptation of a literary work is not an easy task, especially if it is a classic work by man named Shakespeare. Today movies are expected to be packed with drama, action, and sex. True, Othello contains all of these, but it certainly isn't a blockbuster by today's standards. When Shakespeare wrote Othello, viewing the play was an event in itself, not an hour and a half thrill ride that today's viewer have come to expect. This was Parker's dilemma

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    minor tension today, the movies and plays of Othello top the charts for most racial conflicts. First, The article, “Othello: the role that entices and engages actors of all skin colours,” by Andrew Dickson shows the history of the actors that played Othello, and when the actors were black, they were either not cast, due to segregationists, or were criticized in their performance for the same reason. Also, this article uses diction to convey the seriousness of white vs. minority crisis. Next, the video

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    How To Modernise Othello

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    adaptation of one of Shakespeare's most-loved classics, Othello. Despite being written to pander to the lowest common demoniter in Elizabethan times, Shakespeare, in our society, seems to be reserved for scholars and the well-educated, with its use of language lowering it's accessibilty and providing us with a barrier to enjoyment , making it relatively obsolete in our times. Modernising Othello provides an opportunity to transform the play into an understandable and relevant story, whilst preserving

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    in the 1980’s. Also when I looked for a definition for New Historicism I found that it is seen as an expressive act that is embedded into a network that consists of material practices. - When we want to look for New Historicism in a novel or in a movie it is important to first have a look at the author’s biography as well as the social background and it is lastly important to look at the ideas that was circulating the cultural era of that time as well. - New Historicism is also concerned with the

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    the themes of his plays. Shakespeare is still so popular due to his plays and the themes he used in them. His themes are very interesting and vary form time to time in fact some of his plays are based on ambitions, other like Romeo and Juliet are based on love and hate as well as death. Most of Shakespeare's plays have the characteristic of containing more than one theme in fact many of our TV shows, cartoons, movies and etc are based on his plays. One example of this is the movie Gnomeo and Juliet

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    Modern Media and Literature: Iago vs. Ingrid Robert South, an English poet once said "All deception in the course of life is indeed nothing else but a lie reduced to practice, and falsehood passing from words into things."(1) The art of being skilled in rhetoric can either be a positive or negative gift. However, when jealousy and vengeance intermix with the skill, its effects can become detrimental. The effects will begin to take a psychological and emotional toll on a person, as it advances

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    Modern Day Shakespeare

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    from his plays and poems to give a alright movie or mediocre episode of a show the right amount dramatic suspense or foreshadowing to become something thought provoking and meaningful. Upon this observation there is a key trope that is replicated

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