RSC Shakespeare on Screen: Othello (1990) (PG*)

3pm + Introduction by Sir Willard White

17 January 2016 / 15:00
Cinema 2


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Produced for BBC Televisionís Theatre Night strand, this is a powerful version of Trevor Nunnís 1989 intimate production, originally seen at The Other Place. The production features Ian McKellen, Willard White, Imogen Stubbs and Zoe Wanamaker.

The setting suggests the American Civil War and, rare for modern productions, the text is played almost in full. Nunn directed the screen version himself, favouring the performances over any strong sense of visual style. As critic Michael Brooke has written, ďitís great strength on both stage and screen was the beautifully achieved chemistry between the four leads.Ē

We are delighted to be joined by Sir Willard White, who introduces this screening.

Directed by Trevor Nunn
UK 1990 Dir Trevor Nunn 204 min

*local classification


Curated by John Wyver, RSC Director of Screen Productions, in association with the Barbican

Please note that the appearance of the actors as listed is subject to their professional commitments.

Full credits can be found online via the invaluable BUFVC database Shakespeare





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