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Othello

Synopsis
Radio version of Shakespeare’s tragedy adapted and produced for broadcasting by Peter Watts. With Valentine Dyall as Othello and Joan Hart as Desdemona. Roger Delgado features as Giraldi Cinthio, the storyteller.
Series
World Theatre
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Recording date
23 Nov 1953
Transmission details
30 Nov 1953 at 20:00 (Channel: BBC Home Service)
Duration
165 (incl. interval0
Availability
Unknown

Credits

Producer
Peter Watts
Writer
William Shakespeare
Adaptor for Radio
Peter Watts
Cast
Valentine DyallOthello
Joan HartDesdemona
Frank DuncanIago
John WestbrookMichael Cassio
Marjorie WestburyEmilia
Basil HoskinsRoderigo
Eric AndersonMontano
Graveley EdwardsBrabantio
Howard RoseDuke of Venice
John RichmondLodovico
Roger DelgadoGiraldi Cinthio
Stephen JackGratiano
Virginia WinterBianca

Additional Details

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

Notes

Notes
A BBC recording
General
Rehearsals: 19/11/1953-23/11/1953
History
Broadcast in two parts with a fifteen-minute interval for the news at 9pm.
Textual information
A transcript of the production is held as part of the Shakespeare Collection in Birmingham’s Central Library.
Reviews
Roy Walker briefly comments on the challenge of adapting for radio the black and white contrast that drives the play in his article ‘A Tragedy of Passion’ (Radio Times, 27 November 1953, p. 21).
Source: The Times, Radio Times

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Record Stats

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