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Additional title: Otello
Additional title: Othello (Choreographic work : Butler)
Fracci, Carla (Dancer)
Urbain, Jimmy (Dancer)
Rhodes, Lawrence (Dancer)
Butler, John, 1920-1993 (Choreographer)
Dvořák, Antonín, 1841-1904 (Composer)
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 (Author)
Spinatelli, Luisa (Designer)
Teatro alla Scala. Corpo di ballo (Performer)

The John Butler Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1976-12-15
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 9246
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-5807 (former)
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Othello
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Statement of responsibility: [presented by] the Ballet of La Scala, Milan ; choreography by John Butler ; music by Antonín Dvořák.
Content: Title of work and performing company from original container.
Content: Close shot. For a wide shot of this ballet, see *MGZIC 9-5800 Othello.
Content: Additional information from a review by Susan Gould, Dance magazine, Aug. 1977, p. 73. Title of work spelled Otello.
Creation/production credits: Scenery and costumes, Luisa Spinatelli.
Performers: Danced by Carla Fracci (Desdemona), James Urbain (Othello) and Lawrence Rhodes (Iago) of the Ballet of La Scala.
Venue: Videotaped in performance at La Scala, Milan, in December 15, 1976.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Videotape reel
Extent: 1 videotape reel (19 min.) : sound, black and white ; 1/2 in.
Ballet based on the play by William Shakespeare.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13911980
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a0eb5400-79f3-0135-18ef-00eff83ab57a
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1976: Created
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2018: Found by you!
  • 2019

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Othello" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1976.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Othello" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed March 18, 2018.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1976). Othello Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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