I[Othello] in Film
Kind of Activity:
To explore modern adaptations of the Othello story
Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.9 ; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.6
Screen a modern film adaptation of Othello, or perhaps segments from several adaptations. Try to include traditional presentations of the story as well as modernized versions, such as 2001's O or the 1997 film Kaliyattam, which sets the story in India.
Questions for discussion after the film(s) might include:
-What is effective about these adaptations? What doesn't work as well?
-If you had the chance to adapt Othello, what...
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