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Othello

Synopsis
Video recording of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2015 staging of Othello directed by Iqbal Khan with Hugh Quarshie as Othello and Lucian Msamati as Iago. The production caused great interest as it was the first time the RSC had staged the play with a black Iago.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
2015
Duration
175 mins + interval.

Credits

Director
Iqbal Khan
Production Design
Ciaran Bagnall
Costume
Fotini Dimou
Cast
Hugh QuarshieOthello
Joanna VanderhamDesdemona
Lucian MsamatiIago
Jacob Fortune-LloydMichael Cassio
Ayesha DharkerEmilia
Brian ProtheroeBrabantio
David AjaoMontano
James CorriganRoderigo
Nadia AlbinaDuke of Venice
Scarlett BrookesBianca
Tim SamuelsLodovico

Additional Details

Theatre
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
Contemporary
Plays
Othello
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Black actors
Related items
Looking for the Moor

Notes

History
The play ran in repertory 4 June - 28 August 2015. The production was relayed live to cinemas in August 2015 and in July 2016 released on DVD. The DVD is catakogued separately.

Production Company

Name

Royal Shakespeare Company

Web
https://www.rsc.org.uk External site opens in new window
Address
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Waterside
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
CV37 6BB

Archive

Name

Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive

Email
scla@shakespeare.org.uk
Web
https://www.shakespeare.org.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01789 204016 (bookings)
Fax
01789 262073
Address
Henley Street
Stratford-upon-Avon
CV37 6QW

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