A. E. Anson as Brabantio
Oscar Asche as Othello
Oscar Asche as Othello
Oscar Asche as Othello
J. H. Barnes as Iago
Tita Brand as Desdemona
Lily Brayton as Desdemona
Hubert Carter as Othello
Margaret Halston as Desdemona
Margaret Halston as Desdemona
Margaret Halston as Desdemona
Margaret Halston as Desdemona
Genevieve Hamper as Desdemona
Eileen Kerin as Desdemona
Matheson Lang as Othello
Matheson Lang as Othello
Ian Maclaren as Othello
Robert B. Mantell as Othello
Norman Partriege as Othello
E. Wellesley as Roderigo

Productions of Othello

1890. On April 24 and 25 Frank Benson's company gave two performances of Othello at the Globe Theatre (London); Benson played Othello. The other principal players were Alfred Brydone as Brabantio, Herbert Ross as Cassio, Charles Cartwright as Iago, Arthur Grenville as Roderigo, Constance Benson as Desdemona, and Rose Mellor as Emilia. (Wearing, I, 27).

1891. Leonard Outram as director presented one performance of Othello at the Avenue Theatre (London) on August 25. Lion Margrave played Othello, Iago was played by George Hughes, Desdemona by Frances Ivor, and Emilia by Alice Yorke (Wearing, I, 150).

1894. Henry Irving played Iago and Ellen Terry played Portia in one performance of The Merchant of Venice at the Lyceum (London) on July 21 (Wearing, I, 419).

1896. Edward Hastings directed one performance of Othello at Covent Garden Theatre (London) on July 30. The cast included Charles Pond as Othello, Ettie Williams as Desdemona, and Hermann Vezin as Iago (Wearing, I, 591).

1897. Charles Whitley played Othello in a matinee performance at the Avenue Theatre (London) on February 16. Iago was played by John H. Manley, Desdemona by Mrs. Loftis, and Emilia by Anne Beaufort (Wearing, II, 35).

1897. Wilson Barrett played Othello in his production of the play at the Lyric Theatre (London); Othello opened on May 22 for a seven-performance run. Iago was played by Franklin McLeay, Desdemona by Maud Jeffries, and Emilia by Frances Ivor (Wearing, II, 662).

1899. For two performances (December 2 and 14) Wilson Barrett played Othello at the Lyceum Theatre (London). J. Carter Edwards played Iago, Maud Jeffries Desdemona, and Alida Cortelyou Emilia (Wearing, II, 845).

1900. On April 23 Frank Benson and his company began the annual Shakespeare Festival at Stratford-upon-Avon. Among the players were Marion Terry as Rosalind in As You Like it and John Coleman as Pericles. The company also performed Othello, Macbeth, and The Merchant of Venice (Loney, I, 3).

1902. Johnston Forbes-Robertson played Othello at the Lyric Theatre, London, in 46 performances of the play from December, 1902, through February, 1903. Herbert Waring played Iago, Lena Ashwell Emilia, and Gertrude Elliott Desdemona (Wearing, 1901-9, I, 197).

1904. On December 5 at the Princess Theatre, New York City, Robert B. Mantell opened a two-week run of plays in repertory. He played Othello and Richard III. Marie Booth Russell performed with him (Loney, I, 24).