Othello (1963) was a theatre production by The National Stage, based on the play by William Shakespeare.

Ellen Isefiær directed it.

The title role was interpreted by Earle Hyman. This was his first interpretation of the role in Norway. He later played Othello for The Norwegian Theatre and for The Norwegian Touring Theatre.

Anne Gullestad played the role of Desdemona.

Per Theodor Haugen played the role of Iago.


(Objekt ID 63247)
Object type Production
Premiere March 29, 1963
Produced by The National Stage
Based on Othello by William Shakespeare
Audience Adults
Number of events 49
Language Norwegian
Expressions Tragedy, Theatre
Running period March 29, 1963  


The National Stage's repertoire database, donated by The National Stage, 24.06.2016

Name Role
William Shakespeare – Playwright
Gunnar Larsen – Translation
Ellen Isefiær – Direction
Per Fjeld – Stage design
Astrid Bye – Actor (Bianca)
Pelle Christensen – Actor (Brabantio)
Stener Fogge – Actor (Cassio)
Anne Gullestad – Actor (Desdemona)
Per Theodor Haugen – Actor (Iago)
Earle Hyman – Actor (Othello (gjest))
Arne Jacobsen – Actor (2. rådmann)
Johan Kjeldsberg – Actor (Rodrigo)
Sverre Robert Nilsen – Actor (Gratiano)
Georg Richter – Actor (1. rådmann)
Astrid Schwab – Actor (Emilia)
Bjørn Sothberg – Actor (En adelsman)
Kjell Stormoen – Actor (Montano)
Magnus Tveit – Actor (Ludovico)
Svend von Düring – Actor (Hertugen)
Performance dates
March 29, 1963Store Scene, The National Stage – Opening night