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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
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2016
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
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.
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

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.
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Retail outlets

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