Desdemona defies her father to marry the Moor of Venice, the mighty warrior, Othello. But Othello's old lieutenant, Iago, doesn't like Othello, and is determined to bring about the downfall of Othello's new favorite, Cassio, and destroy Othello in the process, by casting aspersions on Othello's new bride. Written by
An actual performance of the National Theatre of Great Britain
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Did You Know?
This was Laurence Olivier
's second and film appearance in a Shakespearean theatrical film which he did not direct himself. The first was As You Like It
(1936), in which he played Orlando. See more
It is the cause. It is the cause, my soul. Let me not name it to you, you chaste stars. It is the cause.
Version of Othello
Music by Jack Trombey
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