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, 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.

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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

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