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Lesson Plans  - Folger Education’s featured lesson plans are updated every month. Search "Lesson Plans Archive" to the left for a complete listing of all of our lesson plans listed by play.

Folger Theatre: Othello - Behind-the-scenes background on the play, images from our collection, artists talking about the play, and more.

Shakespeare Set Free, Teaching Twelfth Night and Othello  - Our publication features lesson plans, essays, and performance-based activities.


Movies & Radio

Orson Welles’ Othello - Orson Welles. Mercury Productions, 1952.

Othello - Lawrence Fishburne. Oliver Parker, Castle rock Entertainment, 1995.

O - Mekhi Pfhiefer. Tim Blake Nelson, Chickie the Cop, 2001.

Kingdom of Heaven - Orlando Bloom. Ridley Scott,Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, 2005.

Prince of Persia - Jake Gyllenhall. Mike Newell, Walt Disney Pictures, 2010.

Shakespeare’s Othello - Lenny Henry, BBC Audio, 2010.


Theatrical and Literary Adaptations

Un Capitino Muro - Italian opera by Cinthio. Gli Hecatommithi,1565.

Othello - Oscar Zarate. Oval Projects LTD, 1985.

Otello - Verdi, 1887. and Fortier. Routledge, 2000.

Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) - Ann-Marie Macdonald. Coach House Press, 1990.

Othello - Julius Lester. Scholastic Inc, 1995.

Playing Juliet/Casting Othello  - Caleen Sinnette Jennings. Dramatic Publishing, 1999.

Desdemona: a Play About A Handkerchief - Paula Vogel. Dramatists Play Service, 1994.

Harlem Duets - Djanet Sears. Scirocco Drama, 1998.

The Sourcebook Shakespeare: Othello - Macaisa and Raccah. Sourcebooks Inc, 2005.

The Stranger in Shakespeare - Leslie A. Fielder. Barnes & Noble Publishing Inc, 2006.

Othello (Manga Shakespeare Series) - Richard Appiganesi, art by Ryuta Osada, 2009.

Kill Shakespeare  - McCreery and Del Col. IDW Publishing, 2010.

Playing Juliet/Casting Othello

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