I've just received in the mail a copy of the latest "Shakespeare Bulletin", which is a "Journal of Performance Criticism and Scholarship". This volume is dedicated to some articles on Welles' Othello and Chimes. It's apparently the first time this journal has dedicated an issue to the discussion of Shakepeare on film, so it's quite an honour for Welles. The Welles articles (and a bibliography of articles on Welles' Macbeth, Othello, Chimes, Filming Othello and Merchant of Venice) run for 136 pages, so it's like a slim volume on these two films, although there are other articles on current theatre presentations of Shakespeare. I can't understand why Macbeth isn't discussed, and I should write and ask why!
The articles are:
"A Bogus Hero: Welles's Othello and the Construction of Race"
"Touch of Shakespeare: Welles Unmoors Othello" (with stills from Othello and Touch of Evil)
"Bypaths and Indirect Crooked Ways: Mise-En-Scene in Orson Welles's Chimes At Midnight"
If you're interested, here's the info:
Department of English
University of West Georgia
1600 Maple Street
$9.00 U.S. money order