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Shakespeare in Performance: Film

Otelo de Oliveira: Recriaca de Otelo, O Mouro de Venezia de William Shakespeare (1984, Paulo Afonso Grisolli)

TitleOtelo de Oliveira: Recriaca de Otelo, O Mouro de Venezia de William Shakespeare
Release LocationsBrazil
DirectorPaulo Afonso Grisolli
MediumColor video
Play ConnectionsOthello (derivative)


This Othello along with the Brazilian Romeo and Juliet are offshoots from Shakespeare's plays, directed and adapted by Aguinaldo Silva. It has received a warm welcome from Latin American audiences, though it has never appeared on U.S. television

Description from Shakespeare on Screen : an International Filmography and Videography by Kenneth S. Rothwell and Annabelle Henkin Melzer. ©1990 Kenneth S. Rothwell. Cited by permission. — Added 2008-11-14

Cast Overview

OteloRoberto Bonfim
Denise [Desdemona]Julia Lemmertz
CastSergio Augusto
CastWellington Bottelo
CastMilton Concalves
CastEduarde Conde
CastClaudia Costa
CastJorge Coutinho
CastAntonio Crassi
CastJ. D'Angelo
CastDaniel Dantas
CastMaria Jose de Oliveira
CastRegina Dourado
CastMarcos Fayad
CastBuza Ferraz
CastHelvecio Ferreira
CastAna Lucia Katani
CastOswaldo Lureiro
CastJose Mayer
CastSergio Sampaio

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorPaulo Afonso Grisolli
ProducerPaulo Afonso Grisolli
Adaptor/TranslatorAguinaldo Silva

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell