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Title Othello
Document Type Prompt Book
Reference Oth 20
Case Study Oth20
Associated Names Willmott, John; Ellis, George; Kean, Edmund , Cox, Alderman; Charles Macready, William; Forrest, Edwin
Theatre Drury Lane
Place of Production London
Country of Production Great Britain
Date of Production c. 1820-1843
Description Manuscript notes regarding prompt book on first fly leaves. States that this was used by Kemble and Siddons but Shattuck points out that this cannot be the case as they did not perform at Drury Lane after 1802. Contains cast list for 8 June 1843 listing Macready as Othello. Property of George Vivian, who presented it to Dorothy Martin in appreciation of her excellent work, November 28, 1931.
Genre Tragedy
Theme(s) Love and Marriage; War, Empire and Colonialism
Roles Macready - Othello; Phelps - Iago; Anderson - Cassio; Hudson - Roderigo; Elton - Brabantio; Helen Faucit - Desdemona; Mrs Warner - Emilia
Content Keywords love, race, jealousy, betrayal, deceit, infidelity, crime, death, justice, soldier
Context Keywords cuts, cues, business, stage, actor, characters
Edition Kemble edition, 1804
Shattuck Code OTH 12
Play Othello
Library Folger Shakespeare Library
Note Please note that some of the metadata for this document has been drawn from the Folger Shakespeare Library's online catalogue and 'The Shakespeare Prompt books, A Descriptive Catalogue' by Charles H. Shattuck.