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Othello (1965)

Synopsis
A recording of the National Theatre production, directed by John Dexter, restyled somewhat for film, but retaining much of its ‘staginess’, Olivier doing little to adapt his towering and extravagant performance for the screen.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Film; DVD
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
1965
Year of production
1965
Notes
The British Library Sound Archive holds a live sound recording made at a performance at the Old Vic 29 January 1965. This recording is catalogued separately.
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)
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Credits

Director
Stuart Burge
Producer
Anthony Havelock-Allan; John Brabourne
Cinematographer
Geoffrey Unsworth
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Richard Hampton
Art Direction
William Kellner
Cast
Anthony Nicholls 
David Hargreaves 
Derek Jacobi 
Edward Hardwicke 
Frank Finlay 
Harry Lomax 
Joyce Redman 
Kenneth Mackintosh 
Laurence Olivier 
Maggie Smith 
Malcolm Terris 
Robert Lang 
Roy Holder 
Sheila Reid 

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£18.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
170 minutes
Year
2004

Type
Film
Format
16mm
Availability
Hire
Duration/Size
170 minutes

Type
VHS
Format
PAL
Price
£16.99 (retail)
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
170 minutes
Year
2004

Production Company

Name

British Home Entertainment

Distributor (Sale)

 

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