Royal Shakespeare Company
Othello, Hugh Quarshie
Iago, Lucian Msamati
Desdemona, Joanna Vanderham
Cassio, Jacob Fortune-Lloyd
Director Iqbal Khan
Recorded live at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, June, 2015
Othello is the greatest general of his age. A fearsome warrior, loving husband and revered defender of Venice against its enemies. But he is also an outsider whose victories have created enemies of his own, men driven by prejudice and jealousy to destroy him. As they plot in the shadows, Othello realises too late that the greatest danger lies not in the hatred of others, but his own fragile and destructive pride.
‘‘Hugh Quarshie is an excellent Othello...’’ The Guardian
‘‘Compelling and freshly focused, anti-heroic and unlyrical production, packed with twists and surprises.’’ The Stage
Lucian Msamati makes theatrical history in being the first black actor ever to play Iago at the RSC.
Extra features: Includes The Story of Othello, Director's commentary and A Cast Gallery.
Running time: 180 minutes
Sound format: Dolby stereo/DTS Surround
Opus Arte DVD OA1154D
|Release Period||August 2016|