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Othello

Synopsis
Video recording of John Neville’s 1987 production of Othello for the Stratford (Ontario) Shakespeare Festival with Howard Rollins as Othello and Colm Feore as Iago.
Language
English
Country
Canada
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
31 Jul 1987

Credits

Director
John Neville
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Lucio Agostini
Production Design
Astrid Janson
Costume
Astrid Janson
Cast
Howard RollinsOthello
Wenna ShawDesdemona
Colm FeoreIago
Derek BoyesMichael Cassio
Goldie SempleEmilia
Allan GrayGratiano
David Brown (2)Duke of Venice
Douglas CampbellBrabantio
John InnesLodovico
Keith DinicolMontano
Kim HorsmanBianca
Scott WentworthRoderigo

Additional Details

Theatre
Festival Theatre, Stratford, Ontario
Theatre company
Stratford Shakespeare Company, Ontario
Production type
Stage Recordings
Plays
Othello
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Stratford (Ontario) Shakespeare Festival

Notes

History
The production ran in repertory 31 July-31 October 1987
Reviews
Watermeier, Daniel J. Shakespeare Quarterly 39 (1988): 226-32 (in review article). Watermeier was unimpressed with Rollin’s performance; the unsubtle sets also disappointed ‘the entire ambience suggested a cheap Hollywood version of pre-War Casablanca’.

Archive

Name

Stratford (Ontario) Shakespeare Festival Archive

Contact
ECharendoff@stratfordshakespearefestival.com (Archives Co-ordinator)
Web
https://www.stratfordfestival.ca/AboutUs/OurHistory/ArchivesServices External site opens in new window
Phone
+1 519-271 1040
Fax
+1 519-271-1040
Address
350 Douro Street
P.O. Box 520
55 Queen Street
Stratford, Ontario
N5A 3S7
Canada

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