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Othello (Audio-Bbc) 1

Alternative title
BBC Radio Collection: William Shakespeare’s Othello
Synopsis
Shakespeare’s Othello adapted for radio and directed by Jeremy Mortimer, with Ray Fearon as Othello and Anastasia Hille as Desdemona. Set in the-mid 20th century, jazz sets the tone, ranging from the 78rpm gramophone record that Othello plays to Desdemona when they arrive in Cyprus (their safe arrival is broadcast on Radio Cyprus), to the apparently uncontrolled singing (Jazz singer Julie Tippetts) that is heard just before Iago sets out to "kill men i’ the dark" (5.1.). With an introduction by Richard Eyre. Music by Dominic Fitzgerald.
Series
Sunday Play
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Audio; Radio; 2 audiocassettes. 185 min. 3 compact discs. 185 min.
Year of production
2001
Availability
Sale; 2000 sale: £14.99 (inclusive) CD 2001 sale: £9.99 (inclusive) audiocassette
Notes
In Jeremy Mortimer’s own words, his intention with this production was "to create an impression of an enclosed, claustrophobic and decadent world - sparsely populated, and ruled by a tight-knit group" (BBC Press Information, Week 40, 29 September - 5 October 2001, p. 11).
Commercially released as part of the BBC Radio collection series in 2001, cassettes and CDs of the production that include an introduction by Richard Eyre and an essay by director Jeremy Mortimer are available for sale from the BBC Shop (www.bbcshop.com) or through retail outlets.
Documentation
Accompanying booklet including scene-by-scene analysis, brief biographies of the leading actors and Shakespeare, as well as an essay from the producer on the interpretation of the play.
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Credits

Director
Jeremy Mortimer
Producer
Jeremy Mortimer
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Dominic Fitzgerald
Contributor
Richard Eyre
Cast
Alice Arnold 
Anastasia Hille 
Anatol Yusef 
Cal Macanninch 
Gerald Murphy 
James Frain 
Jasmine Hyde 
Joe O’Brien 
Jonathan Keeble 
Julie Tippetts 
Karl Johnson 
Lindsey Coulson 
Michael Legge 
Philip Joseph 
Ray Fearon 
Sean Baker 

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Distributor

Name

BBC Radio Collection, c/o Choices UK, 19-24 Manasty Road, Orton Southgate, Peterborough PE2 6UP, tel 01733 236800, fax 01733 230618, www.choicesdirect.co.uk

Email
enquiries@choicesuk.com
Web
http://www.choicesuk.com External site opens in new window
Phone
01733 236800
Fax
01733 230618
Address
c/o Choices UK
19-24 Manasty Road
Orton Southgate
Peterborough
PE2 6UP

Distributor (Sale)

 

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