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Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by James March
25 – 28 November 1964

Othello (The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice) is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1603. It is based on the story Un Capitano Moro (“A Moorish Captain”) by Cinthio, a disciple of Boccaccio, first published in 1565. The story revolves around its two central characters; Othello, a Moorish general in the Venetian army and his unfaithful ensign, Iago. Given its varied and enduring themes of racism, love, jealousy, betrayal, revenge and repentance, Othello is still often performed in professional and community theatre alike, and has been the source for numerous operatic, film, and literary adaptations.


Iago – William Bray
Roderigo – William Sleigh
Brabantio – Alex Baird
Othello – John Dole
Cassio – Derek Wharton
Duke of Venice – Peter Paul
First Senator – Bruce Youngsman
Second Senator – Walter Cornforth
Sailor – Martin Cornforth
Messenger – John Hollingsworth
Desdemona – Julie Wade
Montano – Peter Pavitt
First Gentleman – Peter Denyer
Second Gentleman – Ted Brooks
Emilia – Pat Watson
Bianca – Katie Smith
Lodovico – Tom Ellis
Gratiano – Alex Baird
Soldiers – Martin Young, Tony Hunt


Stage Manager – Louis Cox
Set Design – James March, Louis Cox
Assistant Stage Managers – Margaret Reader, Janice Shipway
Properties – Janet Thorne
Lighting – Roy Wood

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