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William Shakespeare's Othello

  • NR
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Shakespeare's keen understanding of jealousy in love resulted in one of his greatest triumphs, the tragic, violent OTHELLO. Othello, the Moor, is a soldier and nobleman whose marriage to the loyal Desdemona is untroubled by jealousy or conflict--until, that is, his trusted confidante Iago, envious of Othello's happiness, begins to scheme against the couple, igniting a jealous fury in the honorable hero. This 1987 reinterpretation, staged at South Africa's defiantly interracial Market Theatre, was the first time an African actor had played Othello opposite a white Desdemona in that turbulent city. The controversial performance garnered powerful and polarized reactions, but ultimately was considering a ravishing success. John Kani, a Tony-award winner, stars in the title role.
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 103001

  • Credits
    John Kani, Richard Haines, Joanna Weinberg
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