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Otello

Alternative title
Othello
Synopsis
Made-for-television avant garde version of Othello directed by Carmelo Bene.
Language
Italian (Standard)
Country
Italy
Medium
Multimedia; Television; Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
18 Mar 2002 (Channel: RAI Libro)
Duration
70 mins

Credits

Director
Carmelo Bene

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Othello
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
The video can be streamed from the RAI Libro website.
General
The original stage production Otello (da Shakespeare) Secondo Carmelo Bene was performed in January 1979 at the Teatro Quirino di Rome. It was then filmed in the RAI studios at Torino from Oct. 10 to Nov. 11, 1979. with the same cast and director. This production, intended for television, was shot with 5 cameras in Turin with all cameras linked to video recordings so that the director could edit it all in post-production like a movie instead of ‘live’ video editing in the studio which was still very much the norm (here and there). Michelangelo Antonioni was called in to help with the editing (he was just getting interested in video technology). Bene never finished editing and it wasn’t shown on television until 20 years later when he and a colleague got RAI’s late-night Education arm interested and edited it to his satisfaction, not long before his death in 2002.

Online Availability

Online URL
http://www.educational.rai.it/mat/ri/index.asp

Production Company

Name

RAI Television

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