Othello - The BBC Shakespeare Collection DVD - NEW & SEALED
"O beware, my lord, of jealousy: It is the green-eyed
monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on."
Starring Anthony Hopkins, Bob Hoskins, Penelope Wilton, David Yelland and Rosemary Leach...
When the young Desdemona defies her father to marry Othello, the Moor of Venice seems to have everything - love, friendship, status and respect. But within Othello's great love for his bride lies the seeds of its own destruction. And, from his own ranks, comes the slighted Iago - a manipulative figure who is prepared to nurture the Moor's misgivings for his own interests.
Jonathan Miller's magnificent production utilises the indubitable talents of Anthony Hopkins and Bob Hoskins in the lead roles of Shakespeare's theatrical masterpiece. Indeed Hopkins admitted, "Othello is the part I've always most wanted to play." Together they weave an increasingly tense web of manipulation, deception and jealousy on a tragic path to self-understanding.
In 1978, the BBC set itself the task of filming all of William Shakespeare's plays for television. The resulting productions, renowned for their loyalty to the text, utilised the best theatrical and television directors and brought great performances from leading contemporary actors. The full listing of plays are shown below.
We have all the other DVDs available in this series which is part of William Shakespeare - A Complete Collection a BBC production of Shakespeare plays from 1978-1985 starring a list of some of our best loved actors and actresses such as Sir Laurence Olivier, Sir John Gielgud, Helen Mirren, John Hurt, Felicity Kendall, John Cleese, Diana Rigg, the list goes on and on...
PLEASE NOTE : This is the official and original Full Size DVD case version produced for the UK market - NEW and SEALED
- Universal For All Classification (Suitable For All)