Othello Essay | "Othello" Appropriation to Film

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"Othello" Appropriation to Film

Summary: Andrew Davies successfully appropriated William Shakespeare's play "Othello" to a 1997 movie version of the play. Davies modernized the scenery from the play, deleted and contemporized some of the language, emphasized visuals more than words, and incorporated music. The result is an effective application of the play's themes to a contemporary audience.
How has Andrew Davies used the original text in order to create something new"

Andrew Davies has appropriated Shakespeare's Othello into late 20th century London. The depiction of the individual characters, the shift in value emphasis and the appropriation, transformation and differentiation of the original story in the two media clearly reflects the respective creators' own ideas and social backgrounds and the context in which they were produced: Shakespeare's England of the sixteenth century and Davies's England of the late 20th Century. Within the appropriation, transformation of Shakespeare's Othello to Andrew Davies Othello, the setting was contemporized into London in the late 20th Century and Othello is the first black Commissioner of London's Metropolitan Police. Andrew Davies has used the original text of Shakespeare's Othello to create something new by having the scenery modernized, having language deleted and contemporized, having visuals hold a larger emphasis than...

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