Not the real play nor the movie, it’s the TV adaptation.
Set in New Scotland Yard, with Eamonn Walker as John Othello and Christopher Eccleston as Ben Jago (go figure who he is really), this is one hell of an adaptation. To be honest, I couldn’t actually compare it to anything because the only Othello movie/play/whatever I’ve seen is this, but, and this is a rather large but too, I truly think that it’s a DAMN good adaptation.
I mean, if the adaptation is THIS good (in my opinion, a good adaptation is rare), what about the real play? Must’ve been one hell of a play.
Christopher Eccleston and Eamonn Walker both pulled an amazing act. A fantastic act. You can’t not sympathize with Othello, and you can’t not hate Jago.
Well, to be honest I don’t hate Jago — I am amazed by him. That man is pure evil, he actually seems like a REALLY good man.
America’s Founding Fathers may be rapping on Broadway, but off-Broadway, the Bard’s spitting rhymes. GQ and JQ—the Q Brothers—will bring their hip-hop telling of Othello, titled Othello: The Remix to off-Broadway. The production, produced by John Leguizamo, will begin performances on October 25 at the Westside Theatre. Opening night is set for November 17.