Internet Shakespeare Editions

Shakespeare in Performance: Film

Othello (1908)

Release LocationsAustria
MediumBlack & white video
Length29 mins
LanguagesRussian , German
Audiencegeneral public
Play ConnectionsOthello (abridgment)


Made in Austria by Pathé Frères, this film, which is listed in the Wiesbaden filmography (104), was apparently equipped with some kind of sound accompaniment. The Russian title cards show the international flavor of silent films, which were recycled for export simply by splicing in title cards in the appropriate language. Originally the titles of this film were in German. Often rare prints such as this one show up in remote places and find their way back to the archives of other countries

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

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell