I remember watching Macbeth in high school and reading King Lear but I've never had the pleasure of Othello. Laurence Fishburne & Kenneth Branagh are absolutely delicious in this version. I read the reviews and while some gave this version one or two stars, I was very impressed with it.
Oh, and just to show you how clueless I am, I thought the term "crocodile tears" was a current expression, not something that could be traced back to The Bard of Avon himself:
"If that the earth could teem with woman's tears, / Each drop she falls would prove a crocodile."
Good grief, if only I could write something as profound.