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Shakespeare in Performance: Film

Othello (1953, David Greene)

Release LocationsCanada
DirectorDavid Greene
MediumBlack & white video
Length1 hrs, 24 mins
Play ConnectionsOthello (teleplay)


A full scale televised version of Othello that placed a high value on making effective use of the camera. Background music was from Bartok

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

OthelloLorne Greene
CassioPatrick McNee
IagoJosef Furst
RoderigoRichard Easton
DesdemonaPeggi Loder
EmiliaKatherine Blake

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorDavid Greene
ComposerBela Bartok
Adaptor/TranslatorDavid Greene
LightingTom Nutt
ProductionNicolai Soloviov

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell