British Universities Film & Video Council

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Dear Mr Shakespeare: Shakespeare Lives

Synopsis
In this acclaimed short film, artist, Phoebe Boswell, explores the racial tensions in Othello and their resonance in the contemporary world.
Series
Shakespeare Lives 2016
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Duration
05’ 29"

Credits

Director
Shola Amoo
Producer
Anne Beresford; Rienkje Attoh
Cinematographer
Damien Ansell; Stil Willliams
Writer
Phoebe Boswell
Editor
A MdHamiri Nkemi
Music
Segun Akinola
Costume
Jeffrey Michael
Cast
Ashley ThomasOthello
Elisa LasowskiDesdemona
Lanre Malaolu 
Phoebe Boswell 

Additional Details

Production type
Fiction Films
Plays
Othello
Subjects
History; RACE RELATIONS & CULTURAL IDENTITY CATALOGUES
Keywords
Queen Elizabeth I

Notes

Notes
Shakespeare Lives was a global cultural programme of events and activities in 2016. Created by the British Council, Shakespeare lives included the commissioning of 11 short films inspired by Shakespeare’s work. The playlist is available here: https://theatreanddance.britishcouncil.org/blog/2016/12/film-watch-our-collection-of-shakespeare-lives-short-films/
Awards
Nominated for the Short Film Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival 2017.

Online Availability

Online URL
https://vimeo.com/183218909
Online format
Streamed

Production Company

Name

A Moving Image Productions

Distributor (Sale)

Name

British Council

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