Adaptor 1 Shaikh, Zaib
Adaptor 2 Edison, Matthew
Date of First Production 2008
Title Othello
Director Zaib Shaikh
Place of First Production Toronto
Production Company CBC Canada
Technical Design/Direction
Producer: Shauna Jamison
Music Composer: Philip J Bennett
Cinematography: Glen Keenan
Costume Design: Debra Hanson
Othello: Carlo Rota
Iago: Matthew Deslippe
Desdemona: Christine Horne
Cassio: Graham Abbey
Emilia: Emma Campbell
Roderigo: Ryan Hollyman
Brabantio: Peter Donaldson
Montano: Jonathan Goad
Bianca: Nazneen Contractor
The Duke: John Gilbert
Officer #1: Michael Holtz
Officer #2: Gregory Thomas
Swordsman: Geoff Scovell
The Cook: Adam Rodness
Year Play Written 2008
Carlo Rota and Executive Producers Matthew Deslippe, Zaib Shaikh, Carlo Rota won Honorable Mention for Best Actor and Special Purpose Film respectfully, in 2008.

Carlo Rota was nominated for a Gemini for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-series, in 2009.

Debra Hanson won a Gemini for Best Costume Design, in 2009.
Adaptor 1 Biography Zaib Shaikh is a Canadian actor, writer and director. He is best known for his role as Amaar Rashid, an imam in the CBC Television sitcom Little Mosque on the Prairie.
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Adaptor 2 Biography Within Canada’s film, theatre and television circles, Matthew Edison is one of the most respected actors and writers working today. He’s starred in stage productions across North America, including Amadeus, Proof, and The Real Thing. His film credits include Harriet the Spy 2 for Disney and Flash of Genius for Universal Pictures. As a writer, he won rave reviews for his play The Domino Heart and penned the screen adaptation of CBC Television’s Othello.
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Synopsis A story of love, betrayal and ultimately, prejudice and racism. This two-hour television adaptation of the well-known Shakespearean play delivers a psychological thriller with romance, deceit and murder, starring Carlo Rota (24 and Little Mosque on the Prairie) in the title role. Director Zaib Shaikh (Little Mosque on the Prairie) maintains the theatrical feel of the play, while shooting in a studio-controlled environment. The play has been restructured and edited for the television presentation, but preserves the beauty of Shakespeare's text and highlights the relevancy of the story for today's audience.
Keywords Television
Adaptation of Othello
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