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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.

Director:

Tony Richardson

Writer:

William Shakespeare (play)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gordon Heath Gordon Heath ... Othello
Rosemary Harris ... Desdemona
Paul Rogers ... Iago
Edmund Willard Edmund Willard ... Brabantio
Robert Hardy ... Cassio
Nigel Davenport ... Lodovico
Patrick Wymark ... Montano
Daphne Anderson ... Emilia
Billie Whitelaw ... Bianca
Milton Rosmer ... Gratiano
James Maxwell ... Roderigo
George Skillan George Skillan ... Duke of Venice
Peter Welch ... 1st Officer
Frank Royde Frank Royde ... 1st Senator
Jefferson Clifford Jefferson Clifford ... 2nd Senator
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 December 1955 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Отело See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

A telerecording of this broadcast still exists, and is believed to be the oldest surviving example of a BBC presentation of a Shakespeare play. See more »

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Version of Shakespeare: The Animated Tales: Othello (1994) See more »

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