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Othello

Synopsis
Radio version of a critically acclaimed stage production of Shakespeare’s Othello directed by Michael Grandage in London’s Donmar Warehouse. With Chiwetel Ejiofor in the title role alongside Ewan McGregor as Iago. Music by Adam Cork.
Series
Drama on 3
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
4 May 2008 at 20:00 (Channel: BBC Radio 3)
Duration
165 mins

Credits

Director
Michael Grandage
Producer
Nicholas Soames
Writer
William Shakespeare
Adaptor for Radio
Penny Leicester
Cast
Chiwetel EjioforOthello
Kelly ReillyDesdemona
Ewan McGregorIago
Tom HiddlestonMichael Cassio
Michelle FairleyEmilia
Alastair SimsOfficer
Alastair SimsGentleman
Alistair SimsMessenger
David MaraSenator
David MaraGentleman
Edward BennettRoderigo
James LaurensonGratiano
James LaurensonBrabantio
Martina LairdBianca
Michael HadleyLodovico
Michael HadleyDuke of Venice
Michael JennMontano

Additional Details

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

Notes

Notes
The play is sold on CD by Naxos Audiobooks (catalogued separately).
History
The production opened at the Donmar Warehouse, London on 4 December 2007, and sold out its three-month run in hours.
Awards
Chiwetel Ejiofor won an Olivier Award for his role as Othello, the Critics Circle Award for Best Shakespearean Performance, and Best Actor at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards (2008).
Reviews
`... All those fools who want to take Shakespeare off the national curriculum had their rebuttal here. Even those idiots who wonder what Radio 3 is for had their answer’. [Gillian Reynolds, The Daily Telegraph].

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB

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