LAURENCE OLIVIER AS OTHELLO – by Pauline Kael

2018-06-06T08:46:04+01:00June 6th, 2018|Categories: CINEMA|Tags: , , |

Olivier is the most physical Othello imaginable. As a lord, this Othello is a little vulgar—too ingratiating, a boaster, an arrogant man. Reduced to barbarism, he shows us a maimed African prince inside the warrior-hero, Iago’s irrationality has stripped him bare to a different kind of beauty.