Internet Shakespeare Editions

Shakespeare in Performance: Film

Othello (1980, Liz White)

DirectorLiz White
MediumColor video
Length1 hrs, 55 mins
Audiencegeneral public
Play ConnectionsOthello (interpretation)


Filmed on the island of Martha's Vineyard, Mass., and Cobbleclose Farm, New Jersey. For an in-depth analysis of the film, see Peter Donaldson's article, below

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

Duke Of VeniceLincoln Pope
BrabantioJim Williams
OthelloYaphet Kotto
CassioLouis Chisholm
IagoRichard Dixon
RoderigoDouglas Gray
MontanoBenjamin Ashburn
DesdemonaAudrey Dixon
EmiliaOlive Bowles
BiancaLiz White

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorLiz White
ProducerLiz White
ComposerJonas Gwangwa
Adaptor/TranslatorLiz White
CostumesOlive Bowles
CostumesChristy James
PhotographyCharles Dorkins

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell