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Othello

Synopsis
Video recording using three cameras of a performance of Othello, directed by Michael Attenborough, at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon. Ray Fearon is Othello and Richard McCabe, Iago.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
30 Sep 1999
Duration
180 mins

Credits

Director
Michael Attenborough
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
George Fenton
Production Design
Robert Jones
Cast
Ray FearonOthello
Zoe WaitesDesdemona
Richard McCabeIago
Henry Ian CusickMichael Cassio
Rachel JoyceEmilia
Aidan McArdleRoderigo
Andrew BoneSenator (2)
Ben ElliotMessenger 1 (Messenger)
Catherine KanterBianca
Colin MaceMontano
Geoffrey WhiteheadDuke of Venice
Graeme EtonGratiano
Graham IngleSenator (1)
Orlando WellsMessenger 2 (Messenger)
Peter ReevesLodovico
Richard CorderyBrabantio

Additional Details

Theatre
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
Edwardian
Plays
Othello
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
The production was also recorded by the Royal Shakespeare Company using a single, fixed camera on 22 April 1999. This production is catalogued separately.

V&A Theatre & Performance Collections, National Video Archive of Performance recorded the matinee performance. A wide shot recording of the production can be made available at three weeks notice.
Stills
Stills from, and design notes on, the production are available on the Arts and Humanities Performing Arts Data Service (AHDS) at http://ahds.ac.uk/performingarts/collections/designing-shakespeare.htm

Archive

Name

V&A Theatre & Performance Collections: National Video Archive of Performance

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