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Othello: A South African Tale

Synopsis
Feature film adaptation set in modern-day South Africa. In this version both Othello and Iago are black and Emilia is white.
Language
English
Country
South Africa
Medium
Film
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2005
Duration
98 mins

Credits

Director
Eubulus Timothy
Producer
Jacintha Timothy
Cinematographer
Hans Kuhle
Screenplay
Eubulus Timothy
Music
Laurence Chetty
Cast
Sello Maake Ka-NcubeOthello
Candice HillebrandDesdemona
Hakeem Kae-KazimIago
Brian HaydenrychMichael (Michael Cassio)
Diana HaydenEmilia
Colin MossRod (Roderigo)
Greg CarewMonty (Montano)
Nathalie van der VijverBianca
Steve MolyneuxLodovico
Vernon DobtcheffBrabantio

Additional Details

Production type
Fiction Films
Historical period
Contemporary
Plays
Othello
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Source: IMDb and World Shakespeare Bibliography online.
General
Filmed largely in Cape Town.
Reviews
Sterkowicz, Joanna. Screen Africa May 2002, p.18 [Location report and interview with E. Timothy].

Online Availability

Online URL
http://www.eubulus.com/oth1.htm

Production Company

Name

EXEL

Name

Little Theatre Production Company

Address
South Africa

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

Web
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Phone
020 7255 1444
Fax
020 7436 0165
Address
21 Stephen Street
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