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(1955 TV Movie)

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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.
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The original production was part-live, with recorded 'Venice' sequences because two sets could not be accommodated in the studio.
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A telerecording of this broadcast still exists, and is believed to be the oldest surviving example of a BBC presentation of a Shakespeare play.
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