Othello

Othello

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.

Access

Licence: ERA Licence required

Content
  • Type: Plays
  • Channel: BBC TV
  • Duration: 02'04'00''
  • Broadcast date: 1955
Usage

UK only
Staff and students of licensed education establishments only
Cannot be adapted

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