The Sunday Play | Othello


The third of four new productions as part of Radio 3's on-going Shakespeare series, introduced by Richard Eyre. Set in the-mid 20th century, jazz sets the tone, ranging from the 78rpm gramophone record that Othello plays to Desdemona when they arrive in Cyprus (their safe arrival is broadcast on Radio Cyprus), to the apparently uncontrolled singing (Jazz singer Julie Tippetts) that is heard just before Iago sets out to "kill men i’ the dark".


Licence: ERA Licence required

  • Type: Plays
  • Channel: BBC Radio 3
  • Duration: 3'05'05''
  • Broadcast date: 2001

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

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