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Culture in Quarantine: Shakespeare


Duration: 2 hours, 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Othello is the greatest general of his age. But he is also an outsider whose victories have created enemies of his own. As they plot in the shadows, Othello realises too late that the greatest danger lies not in the hatred of others, but his own fragile and destructive pride.

With Hugh Quarshie as Othello and Joanna Vanderham as Desdemona, Iqbal Khan’s groundbreaking 2015 production was the first by the Royal Shakespeare Company to cast a black actor, Lucian Msamati, as Iago. Show less


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Gentleman of Cyprus:
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Citizen of Venice:
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Gentleman of Cyprus:
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Gentleman of Cyprus:
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Iqbal Khan

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