Internet Shakespeare Editions

Shakespeare in Performance: Film

Otello (1979, Carmelo Bene)

Release LocationsItaly
DirectorCarmelo Bene
Play ConnectionsOthello (adaptation)


Filmed in the RAI studios at Torino from Oct. 10 to Nov. 11, 1979. The original production was performed in January 1979 at the Teatro Quirino di Rome with the same cast and director as the televised performance

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

OthelloCarmelo Bene
CassioLuca Bosisio
IagoCosimo Cinieri
RoderigoJean Paul Boucher
EmiliaLicia Dotti
BiancaSusanna Javicoli
JollyCesare Dell'Aguzzo
CastMichèle Martini

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorCarmelo Bene
ComposerL. Zito

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell