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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.
Series
RSC Live from Stratford Upon Avon
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television; Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2016
Transmission details
12 Jul 2020 at 21:30 (Channel: BBC4)
Duration
175 mins

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
John WyverProducer for video
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; Shakespeare
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Black actors
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Notes

Notes
Available on DVD and Blu-ray.
General
First broadcast of BBC Four on 12 July 2020.
History
The play ran in repertory 4 June - 28 August 2015. The production was relayed live to cinemas in the UK and worldwide during August 2015 as part of RSC Live from Stratford Upon Avon.

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

BoB

Email
bob@learningonscreen.ac.uk
Web
https://learningonscreen.ac.uk/ondemand External site opens in new window
Phone
020 3743 2389
Address
Learning on Screen - the British Universities and Colleges Film and Video Council
York House
221 Pentonville Road
London
N1 9UZ
Notes
Formerly a service from BUFVC, British Universities Film & Video Council
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

Distributor

Name

Opus Arte

Email
Customer.services@opusarteshop.com
Web
http://www.opusarte.com External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7010 8560
Fax
020 7836 0506
Address
Customer Services
Simran Mediatech Ltd
26-28 Hammersmith Grove
Hammersmith
London
W6 7BA
Notes
Opus Arte is the Royal Opera House’s multi-platform arts production and distribution company. Established in 1999 the company grew rapidly to become one of the world’s leading providers of high-quality classical music content. As well as releasing around twenty titles on DVD, Blu-ray and CD per year, the company has produced and directed programmes that have been broadcast in over 60 countries and released in cinemas. The website allows lovers of opera, ballet, classical music and theatre to purchase traditional CDs, DVDs and Blu-rays, and also to download digital music and video straight to a computer or portable device.
Name

Retail outlets

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