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Othello

Author: William ShakespearePaul RobesonJosé FerrerUta HagenEdith KingAll authors
Publisher: Wadhurst, England : Pearl : Pavilion Records Ltd., 1998.
Series: Plays & Poets (Pavilion Records, Ltd. (Firm))
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Shakespeare's play about the tragic consequences of jealousy, presented by a company led by Paul Robeson. Othello appoints Cassio as his chief lieutenant, arousing the jealousy of Iago, who conspires to undo them both. Iago tells Othello that his wife, the beautiful Desdemona, is having an affair with Cassio. Othello strangles Desdemona before learning of Iago's evil, and then kills himself in remorse. The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: William Shakespeare; Paul Robeson; José Ferrer; Uta Hagen; Edith King; Pavilion Records, Ltd. (Firm)
ISBN: 189964427X 9781899644278
OCLC Number: 40630549
Notes: Compact discs.
Booklet contains biographical and program notes by Greg Gormick.
Cast: Paul Robeson (Othello), José Ferrer (Iago), Uta Hagen (Desdemona), Edith King (Emilia), Alexander Scourby (Cassio/Brabantio), Jack Manning (Roderigo), Grace Coppin (Bianca), Philip Huston (Lodovico/Montano), Ainsworth Arnold (Gratiano/Duke of Venice).
Event notes: The performance of "Othello" was originally recorded in August 1944, at Columbia Studios in New York City. NBC's "Shell Chateau" was originally broadcast live in 1935.
Description: 2 sound discs (137 min., 42 sec.) : digital, mono. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (([12] p.) : ill. ; 12 cm.)
Series Title: Plays & Poets (Pavilion Records, Ltd. (Firm))
Responsibility: [by William Shakespeare] ; Paul Robeson.

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Shakespeare's play about the tragic consequences of jealousy, presented by a company led by Paul Robeson. Othello appoints Cassio as his chief lieutenant, arousing the jealousy of Iago, who conspires to undo them both. Iago tells Othello that his wife, the beautiful Desdemona, is having an affair with Cassio. Othello strangles Desdemona before learning of Iago's evil, and then kills himself in remorse. The broadcast excerpt from the NBC radio show "Shell Chateau" includes three songs sung by Robeson, two from the film "Sanders of the River."

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