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Transformations [22/11/1983]

Synopsis
How did Shakespeare’s Othello develop into Verdi’s Otello and which of the two works is the greater? Opinions differ as do interpretations. Jonathan Miller, who has recently directed Shakespeare’s play for television and Verdi’s opera for the London Coliseum, gives his own analysis of the character illustrated by a few recorded extracts from the two works.
Series
Transformations
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
22 Nov 1983 at 16:10 (Channel: BBC Radio 4)
Duration
30 mins

Credits

Producer
Madeline Jay
Contributor
Jonathan Miller

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Othello
Subjects
Drama; Music
Keywords
opera; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Verdi, Giuseppe (1813-1901)

Notes

History
The transmission date given is a repeat date. original transmission date not known.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

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Phone
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Fax
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Address
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NW1 2DB

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