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Othello

Synopsis
A NT recording, by a single fixed camera, of the 1997 production at the Cottesloe Theatre. Directed by Sam Mendes with David Harewood as Othello and Simon Russell Beale as Iago.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
15 Sep 1997
Duration
210 (incl. 20min interval)

Credits

Director
Sam Mendes
Writer
William Shakespeare
Production Design
Anthony Ward
Cast
David HarewoodOthello
Claire SkinnerDesdemona
Simon Russell BealeIago
Colin TierneyMichael Cassio
Maureen BeattieEmilia
Clifford RoseDuke of Venice
Clifford RoseLodovico
Crispin LettsRoderigo
Fergus WebsterClown
Indira VarmaBianca
James HayesMontano
Jamie LeeneThird and fourth senator
Ken OxtobySenator (1)
Trevor PeacockBrabantio
Trevor PeacockGratiano

Additional Details

Theatre
Cottesloe Theatre, National Theatre, London
Theatre company
National Theatre Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
1930s
Plays
Othello
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)
Related items
Our Man in Othello
Sam Mendes

Notes

Notes
A second video recording was made by the NT 28 May 1990. This production was also videotaped by Theatre on Film and Tape (TOFT) at the Majestic Theatre, Brooklyn Academy of Music, NY 10 April 1998 (catalogued separately).
History
Press night 8 January 1997. Evening performance recorded.
Reviews
Genista McIntosh interviewed Sam Mandes about his concept of the production at the Cottesloe Theatre 13 October 1997. A transcript of this Platform Paper is available at http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/?lid=2629

Production Company

Name

National Theatre

Archive

Name

National Theatre Archive

Contact
Archivist
Email
http://catalogue.nationaltheatre.org.uk/CalmView/ContactUsForm.aspx
Web
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Phone
+44 (0) 20 7452 3135
Address
NT Studio
83-101 The Cut
London
SE1 8LL
UK

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