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Elliot Norton Reviews; Othello


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Elliot Norton Reviews
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Boston theatre critic Elliot Norton interviews prominent actors, directors and producers on their craft. (Aired from October, 1958 to 1982. Winner of both Peabody and Tony Awards.) Series release date: 1958

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Eamonn Walker stars as John Othello, London's first black police commissioner, in Andrew Davies's riveting modern retelling of the Shakespeare tragedy. A black man at the pinnacle of fame and power rejects the woman he loves under the influence of the man he thinks is his best friend. Davies introduces Dessie (Keeley Hawes) and Jago (Christopher Eccleston) as updated versions of Desdemona and Iago. The notorious handkerchief also appears in a new guise.

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Talk Show
Performing Arts
Chicago: “Elliot Norton Reviews; Othello,” 10/23/1981, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 11, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_30939C9EE7AA498D88462227E3F2BB28.
MLA: “Elliot Norton Reviews; Othello.” 10/23/1981. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 11, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_30939C9EE7AA498D88462227E3F2BB28>.
APA: Elliot Norton Reviews; Othello. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_30939C9EE7AA498D88462227E3F2BB28
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