Knowledge Identifier: $Othello
Tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in approximately 1603, and based on the Italian short story ''Un Capitano Moro'' by Cinthio, a disciple of Boccaccio, first published in 1565
Launched in 1603.
Countries: United Kingdom (51%), United States (26%), (3%)
Linked to: Royal Shakespeare Company, King's Men, King's Company, Shakespeare Theatre Company
Charles Hart (17th-century actor) - He was Cassio in early stagings of Shakespear's "Othello"; after 1669 he played the title role
Magdeleine-Marie Desgarcins - She was one of the actresses who left the Comédie-Francaise in 1791 for the house in the rue Richelieu, soon to become the Théatre de la République, and there her triumphs were no less in "King Lear", "Othello", La Harpes Melanie et Virginie, etc
William Macready - In 1829 he appeared as Othello in Warwick
Edmund Kean - His last appearance on the stage was at Covent Garden on 25 March 1833, when he played Othello to the Iago of his son, Charles Kean, who was an accomplished actor
Constantin Stanislavski - So too did Tommaso Salvini's 1882 performance of Othello
Ivane Machabeli - Although, he never visited England, he produced, from 1886 to 1898, the brilliant translations of "Hamlet", "Othello", "Macbeth", "Richard III", "Julius Caesar", "Antony and Cleopatra", and "Coriolanus", which to this day serve as the standard versions for the repertoire of the Rustaveli Theatre
Alexandre Beljame - He was a good Shakespearian scholar, and his editions of "Macbeth", "Othello" and "Julius Caesar" received an academic prize in 1902
Mario Caserini - His 1906 film Otello is believed to be the earliest film adaptation of the William Shakespeare play "Othello"
Werner Krauss - He played the title role of William Shakespeare's Othello in a 1920 adaption, and played Iago in a 1922 adaptation
Lloyd Bridges - Bridges made his Broadway debut in 1939 in a production of Shakespeare's "Othello"
Paul Robeson - Robeson's 1943 "Othello" is still, to this day, the longest-running production of a Shakespeare play ever to be staged on Broadway
Mexican choreographer José Limón created a 20-minute, four character ballet called "The Moor's Pavane" to the music of Henry Purcell in 1949
The film won the Palme D'Or at the 1952 Cannes Film Festival
Lorne Greene - In 1953, he was seen in the title role of a one-hour adaptation of Shakespeare's "Othello", and in 1955, he was rather incongruously cast as Ludwig van Beethoven in an episode of the televised version of "You Are There"
Earle Hyman - He was a member of the American Shakespeare Theatre beginning with its first season in 1955, and played the role of Othello in the 1957 season
John Woodvine - In 1956 his roles for the company included Roderigo in "Othello" ; Calchas in "Troilus and Cressida" ; Murderer in "Macbeth" ; Tybalt in "Romeo and Juliet" ; and Lord Scroop of Berkeley in "Richard II"
Douglas Campbell (actor) - He appeared many times at Stratford in the fifty years that followed, drawing great acclaim in the role of Othello in 1959, and in many appearances as Falstaff
Robert Duvall - His most notable Off-Broadway performance, for which he won an Obie Award in 1965 and which he considers his "Othello", was as Eddie Carbone in Miller's $A_View_From_the_Bridge (A_View_from_the_Bridge) at the Sheridan Square Playhouse from January 28, 1965 to December 11, 1966.
Other ballets include "Prologue" choreographed by Jacques d'Amboise for the New York City Ballet in 1967 as a prequel to Shakespeare's play, "Othello" choreographed by John Butler to the music of Dvo?ák for Carla Fracci and the La Scala Theatre Ballet in 1976, and a version choreographed by Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux for the Louisville Ballet in the 1980s
Michael Gambon - In 1967, he left the NT for the Birmingham Repertory Company, which was to give him his first crack at the title roles in "Othello" , "Macbeth" and "Coriolanus"
Paul Robeson - In the early 1970s, "The New York Times" and "The New York Daily News" both ran extensive pieces on black actors who played Othello with no mention of Robeson
Moses Gunn - He was nominated for a 1976 Tony *award as Best Actor for "The Poison Tree" and played Othello on Broadway in 1970
Orson Welles - Filming The Trial: After the success of his 1978 film Filming Othello made for West German television, and mostly consisting of a monologue to the camera, Welles began shooting scenes for this follow-up film, but never completed it.
John Heard (actor) - Heard won Obie *awards for his performances in "Othello" and "Split" in 1979-80
Orson Welles - In 1979 Welles completed his documentary Filming Othello, which featured Michael MacLiammoir and Hilton Edwards.
Karen Dotrice - Her career began on stage, expanded into film and television roles, and concluded with a short run as Desdemona in the 1981 pre-Broadway production of "Othello"
"Othello", a series of 60 paintings executed in 1985 by Nabil Kanso
Orson Welles - Welles's daughter, Beatrice Welles-Smith, restored "Othello" in 1992 for a wide re-release
Ivan Kamaras - He won widespread admiration for his first role playing Othello at the age of 23 in 1995
Henry Ainley - John Gielgud, writing in the "Sunday Times" in 1996, described Ainley's Prospero as "disastrous", although he generally held Ainley in high regard and fulfilled a longstanding ambition to perform with him when Gielgud played Iago opposite Ainley's Othello in a 1932 BBC Radio broadcast
Adrian Pasdar - Adrian Pasdar wrote and directed the short film "Beyond Belief" and directed his first feature film, the art-house neo-noir "Cement", a contemporary re-telling of "Othello", in 1999
Eamonn Walker - In the United States, he is known for playing Kareem Said in the HBO television series "Oz", for which he won a CableACE *award, and elsewhere as Winston, the gay, black thorn in Alf Garnett's side in "In Sickness and in Health" and John Othello in the 2001 ITV1 production of "Othello"
In 2002, modern dance choreographer Lar Lubovitch created a full-length ballet in three acts based on the Shakespeare play and Cinthio's tale with a score by Elliot Goldenthal
Lilia Abadjieva - Amongst other awards, she received an award from the Ministry of Culture of Bulgaria for developing and disseminating Bulgarian culture, and in 2005 she won the Union of Bulgarian Artist's award for the best play of the season for her production of Othello for the Bulgarian National Theatre
Kelly Reilly - She was nominated once again for an Olivier *award for her performance as Desdemona in the acclaimed production of Othello at The Donmar Warehouse in 2009
Kathryn Hunter - In January to March 2009, she directed a touring RSC production of "Othello" at the Warwick Arts Centre, Hackney Empire, Northern Stage, Oxford Playhouse and Liverpool Playhouse
Paul Robeson - His Othello was characterised by Michael A. Morrison in 2011 as a high point in Shakespearean theatre in the 20th century
Belinda Owusu - Othello - From March 2011, she has been working at the Nuffield Theatre, and is currently working as Desdemona in their version of William Shakespeare's "Othello"
In March 2016, Onyeka, historian and writer of Blackamoores: "Africans in Tudor England their Presence, Status and Origins", produced a play entitled "Young Othello"