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Othello [electronic resource]: Critical Guide

Eagle Rock Entertainment
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Compelling dramatizations of key scenes from Shakespeare's tragedy are analyzed by two noted Shakespearean experts-Stanley Wells and Russell Jackson of the Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon. Themes and topics include the motives of Lago, and whether his evil is as complete as most commentators suggest; Victorian objections to the interracial relationship between Othello and Desdemona; evidence of racism within Shakespeare's characterization of Othello; the role of opposing forces (good and evil) in relationships and events; Desdemona as victim or manipulative conniver, responsible for her own downfall; Othello as victim, ruled by emotion rather than logic; the conflict between Othello's identity as a Christian commander of the Venetian force and as a social and racial outsider; and the use of women as characters vital to plot development.
Release Date
2006
Run Time
33 min.
Language
English
Rating
9 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on July 15, 2006.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Critical guide
Series
Critical Guide to Shakespeare
Othello
Othello (New York, N.Y.)
Contents
  • Themes in Shakespeare's "Othello" (2:40)
  • Iago's Motivation and Role in "Othello" (1:59)
  • Paradox in Othello's Character (3:58)
  • Desdemona's Downfall: Part 1 (3:35)
  • Desdemona's Downfall: Part 2 (4:09)
  • Racism in "Othello" and Othello's Passion (7:46)
  • Emilia's Final Role in "Othello" (4:43)
  • Greatness of "Othello" (2:00)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2006], c1997.
Publisher no.
  • 10188s Films Media Group
  • 7706s Films Media Group
  • 7710 Films Media Group
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Description
1 streaming video file (33 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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