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Othello

Synopsis
Abridged version on CD of the BBC Radio 4 broadcast of the critically acclaimed stage production of 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.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Audio
Year of release
2008
Duration
195 (inc. DVD)

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 SimsGentleman
Alastair SimsOfficer
Alistair SimsMessenger
David MaraGentleman
David MaraSenator
Edward BennettRoderigo
James LaurensonBrabantio
James LaurensonGratiano
Martina LairdBianca
Michael HadleyLodovico
Michael HadleyDuke of Venice
Michael JennMontano

Additional Details

Theatre
Donmar Warehouse
Production type
Sound Recordings(Commercial)
Plays
Othello
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Includes a DVD containing interviews with the cast. The Naxos website entry for the CD includes notes on the play by Russell Jackson (accessed 7/2008).
General
The recording for Naxos was made in the last week of the stage recording.
History
The production opened at the Donmar Warehouse, London on 4 December 2007, and sold out its three-month run in hours. The BBC Radio 3 broadcast (4 May 2008), catalogued separately, can be listened to at the British Library Sound Archive.
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).

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Naxos Records

Email
cds@selectmusic.co.uk
Web
https://www.naxos.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01737 645600
Fax
01737 644065
Address
c/o Select Music
Unit 8, Salbrook Industrial Estate
Salbrook Road, Salfords
Redhill
RH1 5GJ

Online Retailer

Name

amazon.co.uk

Web
http://www.amazon.co.uk External site opens in new window

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