The Moorish general Othello is manipulated into thinking that his new wife Desdemona has been carrying on an affair with his lieutenant Michael Cassio when in reality it is all part of the scheme of a bitter ensign named Iago.
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The first televised version of Shakespeare's play to feature a black actor playing the title role, with a white supporting cast. It would be another forty years before a theatrical film version was made with a black actor as Othello. See more