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  1. Adrian Lester (2016 Video)

    Series
    Shakespeare Solos
    Director
    Dan Susman

    Leading actors perform some of Shakespeare’s greatest speeches in a video series to mark the 400th anniversary of the playwright’s death. Adrian Lester speaks Hamlet’s "To be or not to be" speech from...

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  2. Performing Othello: Adrian Lester, Hugh Quarshie and Janet Suzman (2016 Audio)

    Sound recording. A panel of Shakespearean actors discuss ‘Othello’. Adrian Lester, Hugh Quarshie and Janet Suzman in conversation with theatre critic and academic Kate Bassett.

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  3. Looking for the Moor (2015 Radio)

    Series
    Sunday Feature
    Producer
    Roger James Elsgood

    Radio broadcast. In preparing to take on the role of Othello for the Royal Shakespeare Company, Hugh Quarshie goes in search of the wisdom of others about the ethical conundrums of a black actor playing the...

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  4. David Harewood (2014 Television)

    aka: Shakespeare Uncovered

    Series
    My Shakespeare
    Producer
    Richard Denton

    Series in which an actor explores a work by Shakespeare, revealing a personal connection to the work and how it has shaped them professionally. They investigate how their chosen play was written, as well as...

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  5. Othello Stage History: Black Performance (2014 Video)

    aka: Othello at the National Theatre

    Professors Carol Chillington Rutter and Tony Howard with Adrian Lester discuss productions of Othello. The video briefly comment on the performances of Ira Aldridge, Paul Robeson, and Willard White, Rutter...

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  6. Othello (2013 Video)

    Director
    Nicholas Hytner

    Video recording of the National Theatre, London 2013 production of Othello directed by Nicholas Hytner with Adrian Lester in the title role.

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  7. In Conversation with Adrian Lester (2013 Video)

    Series
    Platform Recording

    Video recording of a Platform Performance. Adrian Lester talks to Al Senter about his acting career, focusing on his current role as Othello in Nicholas Hytner’s production. He also talks about working on...

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  8. Lenny Henry - Finding Shakespeare (2012 Television)

    Series
    Perspectives
    Director
    Elizabeth Dobson

    Documentary. Lenny Henry tells how a comedian had a burning ambition to act in Shakespeare’s plays. There are brief extracts (rehearsal and performance) of Henry in Othello (Rutter’s 2009 production) and...

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  9. Twelfth Night and As You Like It (2012 Television)

    Series
    Shakespeare Uncovered
    Director
    Janice Sutherland
    Producer
    Janice Sutherland

    Documentary. Joely Richardson looks at Shakespeare’s women examining As You Like It and Twelfth Night covering issues such as cross dressing, twins, disguise, the nature of comedy and gender. The...

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  10. Red Velvet (2012 Video)

    Director
    Indhu Rubasingham

    Video recording (mixed recording, four cameras) of Lolita Chakrabarti’s play about the 19th century actor Ira Aldridge and his taking the role of Othello. Adrian Lester plays Aldridge.

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