Royal Shakespeare Company | Othello
Othello is the greatest general of his age but he is also an outsider whose victories have created enemies of his own. As they plot in the shadows, Othello realises too late that the greatest danger lies not in the hatred of others, but his own fragile and destructive pride. With Hugh Quarshie as Othello and Joanna Vanderham as Desdemona, Iqbal Khan’s groundbreaking 2015 production was the first by the Royal Shakespeare Company to cast a black actor, Lucian Msamati, as Iago.Tweet
Modern interpretation of Shakespeare's tragedy Othello from 2001, starring Mekhi Phifer, Julia Stiles and Josh Hartnett.
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.