Are you interested in the literature? Do you like to watch the film movies of the different dramas that are written by the popular playwrights? Do you want to watch that kind of the movies? With the rapid development of the technology and the popularity of the movie industry, there are millions of the different movies that are taken in last fifty years and correspondingly to this situation the quality of the movies has been increasing and it seems that with the rapid development of the technology and the production of the new quality films in the future this industry will be continued to improve itself too much extend. By the development of the industry of the movies, the old and popular theatres and the dramas ate taken to the movie. At this point, the most popular dramas are in the movies now.
Today, we are going to make a short analysis about the popular work of the Othello by William Shakespeare. William Shakespeare is one of the most popular and one of the most significant playwrights in the history of the literature of the whole world and in the British literature he is accepted as the most important playwright and the poet. In the different regions of the world, in the different literature schools the works of the Shakespeare are being read by the people and they are still analyzed by the professional people who are in the field of the literature. When we look at the drama of the Othello of William Shakespeare, we can see that it is one of the most popular and important and perfect drama of William Shakespeare. The drama is written in the year of 1603 and it is very emotional drama. It is about a man and his being jealous to his wife. In the drama the story of that man is narrated. There are 14 different characters in the drama and the most important and the protagonist of the drama is Othello and the other important characters are Desdemona, Iago, Michael Cassio, Emilia, Bianca, and Brabantio and on the other hand there are other characters that are not so important like those ones. Now we will look at the different number of the movies of the drama of the Othello in a short way. Let’s look at them all together.
The Number of the Movies of Othello
When we look at the number of the different films that are taken in order to show the drama of Othello, we can see that up to now there are 20 different films of it and the most popular of them is the version of 1995 that the Laurence Fishburne and Kenneth Branagh is acted and on the other hand we can see those movies:
1909 silent film shot in Venice
1909 German directed by, and stars, Franz Porten as Othello, Henny Porten as Desdemona, and Rosa Porten as Emilia.
1914 silent film shot in Venice
1922 German, starring Emil Jannings as Othello, Werner Krauss as Iago, and Ica von Lenkeffy as Desdemona
1952 Othello, United States, directed by, and stars, Orson Welles as Othello, also starring Micheál MacLiammóir as Iago, Robert Coote as Roderigo, Suzanne Cloutier as Desdemona, Michael Laurence as Cassio, Fay Compton as Emilia and Doris Dowling as Bianca.
1955 Othello, USSR, starring Sergei Bondarchuk, Irina Skobtseva, Andrei Popov. Directed by Sergei Yutkevich.
1956 Jubal, Western setting
1962 All Night Long (British) Othello is Rex, a jazz bandleader. Dave Brubeck and other jazz musicians.
1965 Othello with Laurence Olivier, Maggie Smith, Frank Finlay, and Joyce Redman
1974 Catch My Soul adapted from Jack Good’s rock musical, directed by Patrick McGoohan and starring Richie Havens, Lance LeGault, Season Hubley and Tony Joe White.
1982 Othello, the Black Commando written by and starring Max H. Boulois with Tony Curtis as Colonel Iago and Joanna Pettet as Desdemona
1995 Othello with Kenneth Branagh, Laurence Fishburne, and Irene Jacob. Directed by Oliver Parker.
1997 Kaliyattam in Malayalam, a modern update, set in Kerala, starring Suresh Gopi as Othello, which won him the national award for best actor, Lal as Iago, Manju Warrier as Desdemona, directed by Jayaraaj.
2001 O, a modern update, set in an American high school. Stars Mekhi Phifer as Odin (Othello), Julia Stiles as Desi (Desdemona), and Josh Hartnett as Hugo (Iago).
2002 Eloise a modern update, set in Sydney, Australia.
2004 Stage Beauty, a romantic period drama, set in the 17th century, on the theme of male and female actors playing women’s roles — with the role of Desdemona as the example.
2006 Omkara, a Hindi film adaptation of Othello directed by Vishal Bhardwaj
2008 Jarum Halus a modern updated Malaysian version, in English and Malay by Mark Tan.
2012 Otel·lo, a free adaptation directed by Hammudi Al-Rahmoun Font.