Lenny Henry in Othello

  • by William Shakespeare
  • Narrated by Lenny Henry
  • 1 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A BBC Radio 4 production of Othello, starring Lenny Henry in title role. The comic makes his stage debut as the tortured Moor.
One of Shakespeare's most revered tragedies, the play tells the story of a noble African commander in the service of the Venetian army, whose mind is poisoned against the one he loves by the jealous and hate-filled Iago. The production opened at the West Yorkshire Playhouse and subsequently toured the country before arriving in London's West End to rave reviews.


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Lenny Henry has, apparently, spent most of his career doing comedy. He gives an impressive performance here as Othello: brooding, demanding, bellowing: a man of deep love and honor, a man barely contained by the limits of the play. I wasn't familiar with him or the other members of the cast, but they are all wonderful. The actress playing Desdemona is somewhat more spirited than usual - which is a good thing! I think the action surrounding the attack on Cassio is a little unclear, but I'm willing to chalk that up to momentary inattention on my part. A beautiful, powerful production.
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- Tad Davis


Love everything about this audiobook! It is so fun and engaging! Already listened to it four times this week!!!!
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- Teresa Radstone

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-04-2010
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited