220 min | NR
.The National Theatre presents a major new production of William Shakespeare’s celebrated play about the destructive power of jealousy. Olivier Award–winning actor Adrian Lester (HENRY V at the National Theatre, BBC’s Hustle) takes the title role. Playing opposite him as the duplicitous Iago is fellow Olivier Award–winner Rory Kinnear, who is reunited with director Nicholas Hytner following their acclaimed collaboration on the National Theatre’s recent production of HAMLET. After Iago is passed over for military promotion by Othello, he persuades Othello that his new wife Desdemona is having an affair.
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