• by William Shakespeare
  • Narrated by Emma Fielding, Hugh Quarshie, Anton Lesser
  • 3 hrs and 1 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This widely studied play is one of the "best sellers" of the Shakespeare canon. This production is the sixth Shakespeare play in the series undertaken by Naxos AudioBooks in conjunction with Cambridge University Press.
The full cast also includes Roger May, Roy Spencer, Simon Weir, David Timson, Jonathan Keeble, Stephen Thorne, Peter Yapp, John McAndrew, and Alison Pettit.


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Customer Reviews

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Great Performances - Classy Production

Any additional comments?

This is a high quality performance of Othello that I found worked well as an Audiobook. It would probably help to read up a little bit on the overall plot before listening.

Well worth the purchase.

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- TM "TJM"

Faithful audio version with great performances

Would you consider the audio edition of Othello to be better than the print version?

For teaching purposes, alongside the text, yes. It was written to be performed after all.

What other book might you compare Othello to and why?

Shakespeare's other works. Especially the tragedies.

Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I haven't - I think it is unique as it is a cast performance and not just a single narrator, which is why I bought it for teaching purposes. The performances are convincing and bring the text to life. For me, it is better than having the class read it aloud all the time as the pace is set by the actors and it seems more realistic. This helps the class to understand the action and plot.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?


Any additional comments?

Fantastic as a teaching resource alongside the text itself.

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- Holly

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-27-2010
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks