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Othello Resources

Movie or TV Productions

Othello, 2001

This made-for-TV movie turns Othello into a modern day crime story.

O, 2001

O, a teen movie based on Othello, starring Mekhi Phifer as Othello, Julia Stiles as Desdemona, and Josh Hartnett as a heartthrob Iago. Set at a prestigious high school, the Othello character is the school's star basketball player, and Iago the coach's son who is jealous of his father's favoritism for "Odin."

Othello, 1995

Oliver Parker directs Laurence Fishburne as Othello, Kenneth Branagh as Iago, and Irene Jacob as Desdemona.

Othello, 1990

Director Trevor Nunn's famous stage version of the play was also filmed for TV. Starring Ian McKellen as Iago, with Willard White as Othello, and Imogen Stubbs as Desdemona.

Othello, 1965

Othello with Laurence Olivier as Othello, Frank Finlay as Iago, and Maggie Smith as Desdemona. Directed by Stuart Burge. Nominated for four Academy Awards.


Othello Rap

By the Reduced Shakespeare Company. Guess what they rhyme with "Othello"…

Iago Monologue

Iago's "How am I a villain" monologue, with Kenneth Branagh as Iago.

Willow Song

Desdemona's willow song from the 1995 film.


An old Othello playbill.


Othello Rap

Click on Yorick's skull on the right of the page to listen to the Othello rap.

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