Theatre Night: Season 5, Episode 1

Othello (23 Jun. 1990)

TV Episode  -   -  Comedy | Drama | Romance
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.3/10 from 128 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 1 critic

Add a Plot



0Check in

Editors' Spotlight

Leonard Nimoy: 1931-2015

Best known for his work on "Star Trek," actor and director Leonard Nimoy died on Friday in Los Angeles. Read our full story on his varied career, and view our memorial photo gallery.

Related News

McKellen Finds Flaws In Performances

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 86 titles
created 18 Dec 2012
a list of 15 titles
created 31 Mar 2013
list image
a list of 14 titles
created 1 month ago

Related Items

Search for "Othello" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Othello (23 Jun 1990)

Othello (23 Jun 1990) on IMDb 8.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Theatre Night.
« Previous Episode | 25 of 29 Episodes | Next Episode »


Episode cast overview:
Michael Grandage ...
Brabantio / Gratiano
Willard White ...
Sean Baker ...
John Burgess ...
Brian Lawson ...
First senator / Second Cyprus soldier / Second Othello soldier
David Hounslow ...
Servant to the Senate / First Cyprus soldier / First Othello soldier
Philip Sully ...
Marsha A. Hunt ...
Bianca (as Marsha Hunt)
Jonathan Goldstein ...
Peter Rolinson ...


Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis


Comedy | Drama | Romance





Release Date:

23 June 1990 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs



Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Television version of the Royal Shakespeare Company production from their 1989 Stratford and London season. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A superb performance
21 August 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

While there are also the Welles and Olivier films, which are fine adaptations and films in their own right, and also the Fishburne film, I shall always put this performance of one of Shakespeare's finest in their class. The sets are somewhat basic but acceptable also, and while the costumes have an American Civil War look to them considering the references to Europe they are appropriate. The stage direction manages to be moving and intense, while the dialogue is as ever brilliant and delivered grippingly. The acting is wonderful, especially Ian McKellen as Iago. His warm face is perfect for when Iago plays the roles of the false friend and confidante to Othello, yet McKellen is perfectly sinister and oily in his manipulation of him. His intensity of lines is as ever, as it was with the 1979 Macbeth, brilliant. Willard White is a dignified presence and very passionate in his increasing jealousy and rage, while Imogen Stubbs's Desdemona is three-dimensionally delicate and poignant. This Othello also has one of the better supporting casts of any Othello production, after seeing many that have been solidly performed but rather undistinguished otherwise. Sean Baker is very good as Cassio, and you possibly won't see a better Emilia than Zoe Wannamaker anywhere. Overall, the sound quality could have been sharper perhaps but that isn't enough to hinder the rest of this otherwise superb Othello. 10/10 Bethany Cox

0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
This was better than I expected Flavious_Maximus
Discuss Othello (1990) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: