Relayed from Covent Garden. lago (Baritone). Otello's Ensign. plots to poison his General's mind against Desdemona, fastening suspicion on Cassio. a Lieutenant (Tenor). Otello (Tenor) listens. A chorus i-heard from the Garden, where Desdemona received flowers and gifts from the people. Then Desdemona (Soprano), Otello. Emelia (Mezzo-Soprano), Iago's Wife and lago join in an ensemble in which much is made of the handkerchief incident, well known from Shakepeare's play. A long duet between Otello and lago closes the Act, Otello swearing revenge on his innocent wife.
A Mystery Play written specially for broadcasting by ERNEST HOPE .
Presented by R. E. JEFFREY.
Full particulars of the Competition in connection with this play arc on page 350.
The characters speak in the following order:
Betty Gatehouse (Daughter of Sir George and Lady Gatehouse)
Jack Latham (Her Sweetheart.) Sir George Gatehouse Lady Gatehouse
(Who have rented the house from
Reginald Gatehouse (Their. Son) Ah Fong (Severing's Servant)
Michael Severing (Actual owner of the house)
James (Sir George's butler)
The action takes place in the house occupied by Sir George and Lady Gatehouse, which they have rented from Michael Severing , a rich man of whom little is known. We first hear Betty and Jack discussing affairs which are of considerable importance to themselves.
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