Masterpiece Theatre; Othello
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- Masterpiece Theatre
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Program premiered in 1971 with The First Churchills. Hosted by Alastair Cooke. Intended as a showcase for the best of British television drama. Spawned MYSTERY! in 1980. Current executive producer Rebecca Eaton. All promotion of program done by Frank Goodman & Associates (see below). Synopsis, cast information and producers listed by individual title. Series release date: 1971
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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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- Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; Othello,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed January 18, 2017, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5E55DCCC16F14C9E80DC6A83B018E8F6.
- MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; Othello.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. January 18, 2017. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5E55DCCC16F14C9E80DC6A83B018E8F6>.
- APA: Masterpiece Theatre; Othello. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5E55DCCC16F14C9E80DC6A83B018E8F6