Othello

by William Shakespeare

Oh, beware, my lord, of jealousy!
It is the green-eyed monster, which doth mock
The meat it feeds on.

The production finished its run on 5 October 2013.

Othello poster image

Othello

Othello, newly married to Desdemona who is half his age, is appointed leader of a military operation to defend Cyprus from the Turks. Iago, his ensign, passed over for promotion in favour of young Cassio, persuades Othello that Cassio and Desdemona are having an affair.

Adrian Lester, last seen at the National as Henry V, took the title role, playing opposite Rory Kinnear (Iago), whose recent appearances at the National include Hamlet and The Last of the Haussmans.

Tweet using #ntOTHELLO

 

National Theatre Live broadcast

Othello was broadcast to cinemas across the UK and around the world from 26 September 2013.

Nationwide schools screenings

More than 100 National Theatre Live venues across the UK showed special schools screenings of Othello on either Friday 11 or Monday 14 October 2013.

For more information on NT Live and to find your nearest venue visit ntlive.com

Photo (Rory Kinnear and Adrian Lester) by Seamus Ryan

Related content: 
  • War Horse
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
  • Rules for Living. Instruction image for combining people and objects
  • The Beaux' Stratagem - Portrait of an 18th century woman, collaged and retouched
  • The Red Lion. Blurred figure holding a football in a doorway, lit from behind
  • The Motherf**cker with the Hat. Illustration of a head with a hat but no face
  • An Oak Tree. Instructional diagram of one male figure raising and lowering another with their hand, as if by magic
  • Everyman - a figure in a bleak space with cartoon finger pointing down at his head
  • We Want You to Watch. Female head with wide open mouth and wide open mouths for eyes
  • Connections 2015: photomontage with a plastic chair, stage lights and sneakers
  • Brainstorm. Teenage boy with blue exploding head
  • Three Days in the Country: A woman's arms against a tree trunk
  • Our Country's Good: illustration of a figure in the distance with a manacle on the fore-ground
  • People, Places and Things. Superimposed photo of a woman's head with her face repeated twice, once in red once blue
  • Jane Eyre. Woman in a pale dress with an image of flames projected onto her
  • National Youth Theatre: Consensual.  2 teenagers in school uniform, one with her hand over the boys mouth
  • National Youth Theatre: Wuthering Heights, Title in black, over a photo of a young woman dancing in a nightclub
  • National Youth Theatre: The Merchant of Venice, Title in white, over a B&W photo of a V for Vendetta mask
  • wonder.land - a grinning cartoon cat