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Library books

Books that may be of help to you have been placed on a small cart.  You may use the catalog to locate additional books of criticism and overviews of your book if that will help you write your essay.  However, the books which specifically address the adaptation of your literary work have been pulled for you. 

  • Library Catalog
  • Destiny Quest
    The same library catalog with a different look, more visual. You can also use the catalog to locate web sites about your book.

Noodle Tools

Noodle Tools, similar to EZ Bib, is an electronic citation builder.  Use this powerful tool to create beautiful, A+ Works Cited documents! 


Gale Literature Resource Center

Your VERY best bet for critical essays about the specific adaptations of most of your books, or generic articles about adapting literature in general. You should search by Othello AND movie adaptation, and also Othello AND director's name to maximize your results. 

Other Literary Criticism Resources

Remember, you may need to use several different searches to get articles that will help you.  Try searching on Othello AND Parker or Othello AND Nelson OR Shakespeare AND movie adaptations.  Experiment!

  • Adaptation:From Novel to Film
    This is a very good article from PBS, which produces Masterpiece Theater, a TV series often based on literary works.
  • Ebsco's via Power Library
    You can find some good articles about adaptations in general from Ebsco, and specific to the Parker adaptation. From the main menu, click on General Reference->Ebscohost->->Ebscohost Web->Choose the following files from EBSCOhost: Newspaper Source, Main Edition and Academic Search. Search. Please limit your search to full text! From school only unless you have a library card from a PA public library.
  • SIRS Researcher
    Here you can find several good articles about Othello. Try searching on Othello as a Subject term. There are three articles that specifically reference the Parker adaptation. ID&PW needed from home.
  • Shakespeare Resource Center
    Nothing specific to your prompt, but a wealth of information about Shakespeare and his work which may help you better understand the play you are analyzing.
  • New York TImes Review of O
    America's premier newspaper's review of the movie.
  • Shakespeare in Teen Movies
    A discussion of several teen movies adapted from Shakespeare including O from the Folger Shakespeare Library.

Google scholar

You can always try to locate additional academic articles using Google scholar.  However, you are often directed to subscription only databases like our Literature Resource Center, which you can't access without $, or to ebooks that you can buy. 


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