The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice (1981 Video)
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And this is an inexpensive production, looking very much like a stage. I'm not convinced that Shakespeare is so hot that even a misplaced production like this is worth much attention. It's not like the Lord's Prayer or anything, suitable for all occasions.
As much as I hate to say it, I'm afraid that Olivier and his elaborate extravaganzas have got practically a lock on the material. It's not just the production values either -- the blaring trumpets, the real live horses, the period costumes. It's Olivier's performances. He speaks slowly enough in, say, "Hamlet" to understand his every word, though we may not know its exact referent in the real world. And when he speaks quickly, as in much of "Richard III", he still manages to articulate each juncture. His pauses are precisely timed. And, by God, anybody who can turn the half-mythical but ever-filthy Richard into a clown has got my vote.
Hopkins' version of Othello was splendid. As someone said, "he has the kindest EYES." Now THAT was the tragedy of the Moor. This version is just a tragedy.