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Othello

Synopsis
A video recording, using a single, fixed camera, of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2004 production of Othello. Directed by Gregory Doran with Sello Maake Ka-Ncube as Othello and Antony Sher as Iago.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
2004
Duration
195 (inc 20min interval)

Credits

Director
Gregory Doran
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Adrian Lee
Production Design
Stephen Brimson Lewis
Cast
Sello Maake Ka-NcubeOthello
LIsa DillonDesdemona
Antony SherIago
Justin AvothMichael Cassio
Amanda HarrisEmilia
Barry AirdSoldier (Officer)
Charles AbomeliMontano
Clifford RoseDuke of Venice
Edward ClaytonSenator
Jonathan DuffSoldier (Officer)
Ken BonesGratiano
Ken BonesBrabantio
Mark LockyerRoderigo
Nathalie ArminBianca
Paul O’MahoneySoldier (Officer)
Peter BramhillSoldier (Officer)
Vincent BrimbleLodovico
Viss ElliotLady

Additional Details

Theatre
Swan Theatre
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
1950s
Plays
Othello
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)
Related items
Othello

Notes

History
First performance 12 February 2004. It ran until 3 April and then at the Trafalgar Studio, London 26 May-17 July 2004 and In April and May it played in Japan.
Awards
Amanda Harris won an Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role Actress for her role as Emilia.
Reviews
Interviews with the creative team and understudies can be read at http://www.rsc.org.uk/othello/current/home.html

Billington, Michael. The Guardian 19 February 2004. p.28

Production Company

Name

Royal Shakespeare Company

Web
https://www.rsc.org.uk External site opens in new window
Address
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Waterside
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
CV37 6BB

Archive

Name

Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive

Email
scla@shakespeare.org.uk
Web
https://www.shakespeare.org.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01789 204016 (bookings)
Fax
01789 262073
Address
Henley Street
Stratford-upon-Avon
CV37 6QW

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