Internet Shakespeare Editions

Shakespeare in Performance: Film

Othello: The Moor of Venice (1965, Stuart Burge)

TitleOthello: The Moor of Venice
Release LocationsGB
DirectorStuart Burge
MediumColor video
Length2 hrs, 46 mins
Audiencegeneral public
Play ConnectionsOthello (recording)


A recording of John Dexter's National Theatre production, which, though restyled somewhat for film, retains the "staginess" of its source

Description from Shakespeare on Screen : an International Filmography and Videography by Kenneth S. Rothwell and Annabelle Henkin Melzer. ©1990 Kenneth S. Rothwell. Cited by permission. — Added 2008-11-14

Cast Overview

BrabantioAnthony Nicholls
GratianoMichael Turner
LodovicoKenneth Mackintosh
OthelloLaurence Olivier
CassioDerek Jacobi
IagoFrank Finlay
RoderigoRobert Lang
MontanoEdward Hardwicke
ClownRoy Holder
DesdemonaMaggie Smith
EmiliaJoyce Redman
BiancaSheila Reid
DogeHarry Lomax

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorStuart Burge
ProducerJohn Brabourne
ProducerAnthony Havelock-Allan
EditingRichard Marden
CameraGeoffrey Unsworth
ProductionJocelyn Herbert
ProductionWilliam Kellner

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell