Orson Welles, dir. (1952)

The Orson Welles version.


National Theatre (1965)

I’m prepared to admit that the whole blackface element isn’t good.  However, Oliver’s voice work is extraordinary in this role, and Maggie Smith is Desdemona.

BBC (1982)

Directed by Jonathan Miller, this version stars Anthony Hopkins as the Moor of Venice.

Othello (1995)

The 1995 hollywood version, with Laurence Fishburne being all surly and Kenneth Branagh, being all, well, Kenneth Branagh.

Adrian Lester in Conversation (2013)

In which Adrian Lester discusses his extraordinary Othello (clips of which can be viewed here)

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