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Othello

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The 1965 Othello is literally a photographed stage play: a filmed record of the National Theatre Production of 1964, as staged by [[Performer~P87627~John Dexter~johndexter]] and starring [[Performer~P105057~Laurence Olivier~laurenceolivier]]. As the easily led, fatally jealous Moor of Venice, [[Performer~P105057~Olivier~laurenceolivier]] wears thick black-faced makeup and speaks in an uncharacteristically deep, bellow-like voice. Some considered his portrayal of Othello to be an unflattering stereotype...more

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