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Theatre Night

Othello (Season 5, Episode 1)
TV Episode | 204 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A slightly updated version of Othello set in the 19th century Cyprus, where all characters wear uniforms and dresses from the American Civil War era. Othello, a heroic aging Moroccan mercenary marries beautiful and loving Desdemona, ...See moreA slightly updated version of Othello set in the 19th century Cyprus, where all characters wear uniforms and dresses from the American Civil War era. Othello, a heroic aging Moroccan mercenary marries beautiful and loving Desdemona, daughter of a general. Their love has no match, but their doom is spelled by non other than Othello's personal confidant Iago, a master manipulator, who believes that a trained loyal soldier like him is more deserving of a good life than a foreign mercenary. See less
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Writers
David Myerscough-Jones (adapted for television by) | William Shakespeare (play)
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Status
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Updated Jun 23, 1990

Release date
Jun 23, 1990 (United Kingdom)
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14 cast members
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Michael Grandage
Roderigo Roderigo   See fewer
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Clive Swift
Brabantio / Gratiano Brabantio / Gratiano   See fewer
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Willard White
Othello Othello   See fewer
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Sean Baker
Cassio Cassio   See fewer
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John Burgess
Duke of Venice / Lodovico Duke of Venice / Lodovico   See fewer
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Brian Lawson
First senator / Second Cyprus soldier / Second Othello soldier First senator / Second Cyprus soldier / Second Othello soldier   See fewer
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David Hounslow
Servant to the Senate / First Cyprus soldier / First Othello soldier Servant to the Senate / First Cyprus soldier / First Othello soldier   See fewer
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Philip Sully
Montano Montano   See fewer
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Imogen Stubbs
Desdemona Desdemona   See fewer
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Marsha A. Hunt
Bianca (as Marsha Hunt) Bianca (as Marsha Hunt)   See fewer
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Jonathan Goldstein
Musician Musician   See fewer
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Peter Rolinson
Musician Musician   See fewer
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Ratings Breakdown

8.1 / 10 | 144 votes