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Drama to Film

Follow a scene from William Shakespeare's original Othello to an interpretation of the scene as realized in Andrew Davies's television adaptation. Here, Iago/Jago begins to hint of the possibility of an affair between Cassio and Desdemona, planting seeds of doubt in Othello's mind.

Davies has abandoned Shakespeare's Elizabethean language and dramatic structure for far more sparse, contemporary conversation and action. Does he still manage to create the effect that Shakespeare sought? How does Iago/Jago suggest disloyalty from Desdemona/Dessie and betrayal from Cassio/Michael Cass in each scene?

Planting the seeds of doubt
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