History Trivia / Othello

13th Nov '17 10:37:34 PM Nakayama90
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* AcclaimedFlop: The 1995 adaptation was an unfortunate flop when in theaters, despite getting good reviews from critics.
* BoxOfficeBomb: Oliver Parker's 1995 film grossed only $2.1 million against an $11 million budget. However, this was less the movie's fault as it was that of the studio.
* RealLifeRelative: In the 1995 film. Creator/NathanielParker (Cassio) is the brother of director Oliver Parker and married in real life to Anna Patrick (Emilia).
* ScrewedByTheNetwork: In addition to being run against ''Film/{{Jumanji}}'', the movie had a highly limited release, shown in only two theaters on opening weekend and '''less than three hundred''' at its widest.
11th Nov '17 10:21:04 PM Nakayama90
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* RaceLift: One 2015 performance in Stratford had Iago being played by a black actor, adding some fascinating new dimensions to his rants against Othello.

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* RaceLift: One 2015 performance AcclaimedFlop: The 1995 adaptation was an unfortunate flop when in Stratford had Iago being played by a black actor, adding some fascinating new dimensions to his rants theaters, despite getting good reviews from critics.
* BoxOfficeBomb: Oliver Parker's 1995 film grossed only $2.1 million
against Othello.an $11 million budget. However, this was less the movie's fault as it was that of the studio.


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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: In addition to being run against ''Film/{{Jumanji}}'', the movie had a highly limited release, shown in only two theaters on opening weekend and '''less than three hundred''' at its widest.
26th Mar '17 5:29:49 PM Eievie
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* TropeNamers: ForegoneConclusion, GreenEyedMonster

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* TropeNamers: ForegoneConclusion, GreenEyedMonsterTropeNamers:
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20th Dec '16 5:53:55 AM Thornfield13713
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* RaceLift: One 2015 performance in Stratford had Iago being played by a black actor, adding some fascinating new dimensions to his rants against Othello.
17th Nov '15 11:58:07 PM PaulA
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Creator/SidneyPoitier might have helped his acting career by forestalling his PositiveDiscrimination backlash in the 1960s if he had accepted an offer to play the title character for a TV movie adaptation. Christopher Plummer would have served as his Iago (and later played the role on Broadway to much acclaim opposite Creator/JamesEarlJones).

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Creator/SidneyPoitier might have helped his acting career by forestalling his PositiveDiscrimination backlash in the 1960s if he had accepted an offer to play the title character for a TV movie adaptation. Christopher Plummer would have served as his Iago (and later played the role on Broadway to much acclaim opposite Creator/JamesEarlJones).Creator/JamesEarlJones).
** Creator/JamesEarlJones was the director's first choice for the BBC's 1981 TV version, but the British actors' union objected strongly to casting an American in such a high-profile role. In the end, the part went to Creator/AnthonyHopkins, with the character presented as being of Arabic, rather than African, descent.
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17th Nov '15 11:48:49 PM PaulA
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* TropeNamers: ForegoneConclusion, GreenEyedMonster
24th Aug '14 3:53:12 PM TVRulezAgain
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* RealLifeRelative: In the 1995 film. NathanielParker (Cassio) is the brother of director Oliver Parker and married in real life to Anna Patrick (Emilia).
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Creator/SidneyPoitier might have helped his acting career by forestalling his PositiveDiscrimination backlash in the 1960s if he had accepted an offer to play the title character for a TV movie adaptation. Christopher Plummer would have served as his Iago (and later played the role on Broadway to much acclaim opposite JamesEarlJones).

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* RealLifeRelative: In the 1995 film. NathanielParker Creator/NathanielParker (Cassio) is the brother of director Oliver Parker and married in real life to Anna Patrick (Emilia).
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Creator/SidneyPoitier might have helped his acting career by forestalling his PositiveDiscrimination backlash in the 1960s if he had accepted an offer to play the title character for a TV movie adaptation. Christopher Plummer would have served as his Iago (and later played the role on Broadway to much acclaim opposite JamesEarlJones).Creator/JamesEarlJones).
9th Jul '13 7:50:48 PM EarlOfSandvich
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: SidneyPoitier might have helped his acting career by forestalling his PositiveDiscrimination backlash in the 1960s if he had accepted an offer to play the title character for a TV movie adaptation. Christopher Plummer would have served as his Iago (and later played the role on Broadway to much acclaim opposite JamesEarlJones).

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: SidneyPoitier Creator/SidneyPoitier might have helped his acting career by forestalling his PositiveDiscrimination backlash in the 1960s if he had accepted an offer to play the title character for a TV movie adaptation. Christopher Plummer would have served as his Iago (and later played the role on Broadway to much acclaim opposite JamesEarlJones).
13th Feb '13 10:54:22 PM KevinKlawitter
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: SidneyPoitier might have helped his acting career by forestalling his PositiveDiscrimination backlash in the 1960s if he had accepted an offer to play the title character for a TV movie adaptation.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: SidneyPoitier might have helped his acting career by forestalling his PositiveDiscrimination backlash in the 1960s if he had accepted an offer to play the title character for a TV movie adaptation. Christopher Plummer would have served as his Iago (and later played the role on Broadway to much acclaim opposite JamesEarlJones).
20th Dec '12 11:20:47 PM RoseAndHeather
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* RealLifeRelative: In the 1995 film. NathanielParker (Cassio) is married in real life to Anna Patrick (Emilia).
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: SidneyPoitier might have helped his acting career by forestalling his PositiveDiscrimination blacklash in the 1960s if he had accepted an offer to play the title character for a TV movie adaptation.

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* RealLifeRelative: In the 1995 film. NathanielParker (Cassio) is the brother of director Oliver Parker and married in real life to Anna Patrick (Emilia).
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: SidneyPoitier might have helped his acting career by forestalling his PositiveDiscrimination blacklash backlash in the 1960s if he had accepted an offer to play the title character for a TV movie adaptation.
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