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Othello

Synopsis
A recording of a stage production of Othello directed by Stefan Pucher at the Deutsche Schauspielhaus Hamburg. The glamorous production is an eerily entertaining mix of videoclips, popsongs and dance with Alexander Scheer as a ‘blackened’ popstar-general who in the end refuses to commit suicide because ‘the show must go on’.
Language
German (Standard)
Country
Germany
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
7 May 2005 at 20:15 (Channel: 3Sat)
Duration
125 mins

Credits

Director
Hannes Rossacher; Stefan Pucher
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Lieven Brunkhorst
Costume
Annabelle Witt
Art Direction
Barbara Ehnes
Contributor
Frank Günther
Cast
Alexander ScheerOthello
Jana SchulzDesdemona
Wolfram KochIago
Guido LambrechtMichael Cassio
Christina RubruckEmilia
Ben Daniel JöhnkRoderigo
Franz Josef SteffensDuke of Venice
Lisa-Marie JankeBianca
Martin PawlowskiMontano
Martin PawlowskiBrabantio
Martin PawlowskiLodovico

Additional Details

Theatre
Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
Contemporary
Plays
Othello
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Multimedia productions

Notes

Notes
A viewing copy (VHS or DVD) can be ordered from the ZDF broadcasting corporation. Contact email: programmservice@zdf.de.
History
Recording of a stage performance at the Deutsche Schauspielhaus Hamburg, April 2005. The play was first transmitted on the German TV station 3Sat to celebrate the 42. German theatre festival in Berlin (6-22 May 2005). The play premiered on September 9, 2004 in Hamburg.
Textual information
Translation by Frank Guenther.

Production Company

Name

ZDF

Notes
See: Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen

Archive

Name

Arts Institute-Theatre Institute

Email
info@institutumeni.cz
Web
http://institute.theatre.cz External site opens in new window
Phone
224 809 123
Fax
224 809 123
Address
Celetna 17
110 00 Praha 1
Czech Republic

Distributor (Sale)

Name

ZDF - Programme Service

Email
programmservice@zdf.de
Web
http://www.theaterkanal.de/fernsehen/mitschnitt/ External site opens in new window
Phone
0049-(0)6131/70 9510
Fax
0049-(0)06131/70 9515
Address
HA ABD, Programmverwertung und -übernahme
ZDF-Straße 1
Mainz
55100
Germany

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