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SHAKESPEARE: Othello (Johannesburg Market Theatre, 1988) (NTSC)


SHAKESPEARE: Othello (Johannesburg Market Theatre, 1988) (NTSC)


A Johannesburg Market Theatre Production 1988

Othello - JOHN KANI

Directed by JANET SUZMAN

Sound Format: Dolby Digital 2.0
Picture Format:
Menu Languages:
D, F, GB, SP
Subtitle Languages:
GB, D, F, SP
Region Code:
1, 2, 4, 5
Running Time:
188 min + 12 min Special Feature

Cat. No:
103 001

  • The Othello presented here is a controversial and powerful interpretation of Shakespeare's by South African-born actress Janet Suzman. The production was a first in many respects: it marked Janet Suzman's as a director for both stage and television; and it saw the first time an African actor has been cast in the title role, opposite a white actress as Desdemona, in a major production of the play, performed in front of a multi-racial audience in South Africa.

  • The production proved an enormous success from its first performance at The Market Theatre in Johannesburg - one of the few multi-racial venues in South Africa in 1987, provoking strong reactions from the audiences and wider community. It features Tony Award-winner John Kani as Othello and Joanna Weinberg as Desdemona, in a production that was fresh, raw and all the more powerful for the context in which it was performed.

  • Also included is a brief contextual introduction written and presented by Janet Suzman, explaining how this production came about and the significance of Shakespeare's for South Africa at that time.

"...remarkable. A powerful production "Daily Mail
"...refreshingly clear and gripping "The Independent
"...a production that made you rethink Othello - and marvel once again at how Shakespeare can never be out of fashion "The Listener

Johannesburg Market Theatre

Label: Arthaus Musik

Genre: Play -

Catalogue No: 103001

Barcode: 807280300192

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Physical Release: 05/2006

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