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Filming Othello (1978, Orson Welles)

TitleFilming Othello
Release LocationsWest Germany
DirectorOrson Welles
MediumColor video
Length1 hrs, 30 mins
Audiencegeneral public
Play ConnectionsOthello (documentary)


Made for West German television in 1978, Filming Othello was released for theatrical viewing in the United States in 1987 with a premiere at Film Forum I, 57 Watts St., New York City, in February 1987 for a limited run. See also Shakespeare et Orson Welles (710.1) for a similar documentary about Welles's work

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

CastHilton Edwards
CastMichaél MacLiammóir
CastOrson Welles

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorOrson Welles
ProducerJuergen Hellwig
ProducerKlaus Hellwig
EditorMarty Roth
ComposerFrancesco Lavagnino
CameraGary Graver

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell