Monitor | Paul Robeson
Paul Robeson, singer and actor, is interviewed by Mr A Alvarez about 'Othello' in production at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-on-Avon.Tweet
The earliest British televised production in existence of the play Othello, with black American actor, Gordon Heath, in the title role. This was the first televised version of the play to feature a black actor in the title role. Gordon Heath, an American, came to Britain in 1947 and was cast by Kenneth Tynan to play Othello in his 1950 Arts Council production. The play takes place in Venice and Cyprus and the original production was part-live, with recorded ‘Venice’ sequences.
Hugh Quarshie Remembers... Othello
Hugh Quarshie looks back on his highly praised interpretation of Othello in the Royal Shakespeare Company's 2015 production, directed by Iqbal Khan.