6 of 17 people found the following review helpful
I had the misfortune of seeing this production with a group of students who desperately wanted to watch the play on stage. We all left very disappointed. The actor playing Othello is from the "if in doubt shout" school of acting and decided that from Act Three onwards he was going to express Othello's demise by hunching his shoulders and growling! Iago was insipid and lacked any charisma, any actor who fails to engage the audience with such a gift of a role should not be on stage. Do not waste your money on this DVD, buy the version with Kenneth Branagh and Laurence Fishburne.