Othello super-edit: “I hate the Moor…”

I’m wrapping up my viewings of the many videos of Othello, and, boy, are my eyes tired. (OK, not all of the versions, but many) I love how Iago’s Act One, Scene Three soliloquy with “I hate the Moor” can have a number of different readings.

You know me… just a boy with Premiere Pro and a desire to be always tinkerin’…

And thus, I’ve put together a chronological super-edit of those speeches:

  • MacLiammoir (1952; dir. Welles)
  • Finlay (1965; National Theatre, dir. Burge)
  • Hoskins (1981; BBC Complete Works, dir. Miller)
  • McKellen (1989; RSC, dir. Nunn)
  • Haines (1989; dir. Suzman)
  • Branagh (1995; dir. Parker)
  • McInnerny (2007; Shakespeare’s Globe, dir. Milam)

plus a “Killer” extra!

You can find it here…

or here!

[btw, I had thought of doing Othello’s “Put out the light” speech, but there didn’t seem to be as much variation in readings…]

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