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In Character: Shakespeare's 'Othello'

Portraits of actors and actresses portraying characters from Shakespeare's 'Othello'.

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Edwin Booth as Othello
by Bernard Partridge
early 1880s
NPG D40

William Charles Macready as Othello
published by John Tallis & Company, after H. Tracey
circa 1820-1850
NPG D5199

'Othello'
by William Say, after Henri Jean-Baptiste Victoire Fradelle
circa 1825-1834
NPG D11374

Edmund Kean as Othello
by and published by John William Gear
early 19th century
NPG D21258

Charles Kemble as Othello
by Richard James Lane, printed by Jérémie Graf, published by Colnaghi and Puckle, after Alfred Edward Chalon
published June 1840
NPG D22332

Othello (Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux; William Draper Best, 1st Baron Wynford (represented by his crutch))
by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
published 31 May 1834
NPG D41258

Tommaso Salvini ('Men of the Day. No. 104.')
by Carlo Pellegrini
published in Vanity Fair 22 May 1875
NPG D43693

Charles Kemble as Cassio in 'Othello'
by Richard James Lane, printed by Jérémie Graf, published by John Mitchell, after Alfred Edward Chalon
published 1 December 1838
NPG D22072

Charles Kemble as Cassio in 'Othello'
by Richard James Lane, printed by Jérémie Graf, published by Colnaghi and Puckle, after Alfred Edward Chalon
published May 1840
NPG D22333

Lily Brayton as Desdemona in 'Othello'
by Rita Martin, published by J. Beagles & Co
1911
NPG x131463

Lily Brayton as Desdemona in 'Othello'
by Rita Martin, published by J. Beagles & Co
1911
NPG x131464

Lily Brayton as Desdemona in 'Othello'
by Rita Martin, published by The Philco Publishing Co
circa 1907
NPG x131479

Gertrude Elliott as Desdemona in 'Othello'
by Lizzie Caswall Smith
circa 1913
NPG x194358

Charles Kemble as Iago in 'Othello'
by Richard James Lane, printed by Jérémie Graf, published by Colnaghi and Puckle, after Alfred Edward Chalon
published May 1840
NPG D22334

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