About This Clip
This TV version of Bene’s Otello is based on a video recording made in the Torino RAI Studios in 1979. The editing was done more than twenty years later, in 2001, by RAI Educational, commissioned by Bene himself, who supervised the entire process.
Otello’s first cue is: “E’ la causa, anima mia” (“It is the cause, my soul”, 1’01”)
Director, scenography, cinematography and costumes: Carmelo Bene
Post-Editing made in 2001 by Marilena Fogliatti for RAI Educational
Carmelo Bene (Otello), Michela Martini (Desdemona), Cosimo Cinieri (Jago), Cesare Dell’Aguzzo (Cassio-Brabanzio-Lodovico), Beatrice Giorgi (Roderigo), Rossella Bolmida (Emilia-Bianca)