"Your daughter and the Moor... er, Tauren... are now making the beast with two backs." - Iago, I.i (sort of)

As a class project, some industrious youths have acted out Shakespeare's play "Othello" in World of Warcraft and recorded a video for posterity. We'd give them an "A".

This adaptation was created as a class project. The version includes the whole cast of Othello acted out by WoW toons, complete with newly scripted lines and more.

With a running time of just over 13 minutes and a musical score that includes a little CCR with “Bad Moon Rising” and some “Obsession” by Animotion, this is the funniest remake of anything I think I’ve ever seen anywhere. The entire video is very well done. It’s a little fuzzy, but that minor problem is worth getting past.

Q: What does the typical World of Warcraft raid share with Shakespearean tragedies?
A: Everyone dies at the end.

I plan to do "Titus Andronicus" myself, casting undead so they can do the cannibalism part at the end.

I could go on and on, but instead I'll direct you to Irish site Ignig.com for a preview of "Othello," set in World of Warcraft


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Last Updated: Mar 13, 2016

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Jeff
Jeff's interest in online games stretches back to organizing neighborhood Unreal tournaments as a teenager, but when a college roommate introduced him to EverQuest, an interest became an obsession. Jeff joined the Ten Ton Hammer team in 2004 covering EverQuest II, and he's had his hands on just about every PC online and multiplayer game since.

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