Othello (Dramatized)

  • by William Shakespeare
  • Narrated by Chiwetel Ejiofor, Ewan McGregor, Kelly Reilly
  • 2 hrs and 36 mins
  • Performance

Publisher's Summary

Shakespeare's Othello is one of his finest and most famous tragedies. This highly acclaimed performance, which ran between November 2007 and February 2008 at the Donmar Warehouse in London, features Chiwetel Ejiofor as the Moor Othello, Ewan McGregor as the scheming Iago, and Kelly Reilly as the gentle Desdemona. This recording features music written specifically for the stage production which enjoyed huge success - each performance was a sell-out.

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Goats and Monkeys!

According to an article I read on the live performance of this play in London, some critics gave Ejiofor positive reviews while McGregor and Reilly did not fare as well. Whip me such foolish critics! Others there are who recognize McGregor's rendition of Honest Iago as nearly flawless; who can see that he pulls off the relentlessly ruminative diabolical genius with precision. And such a one do I profess myself. I've listened to many audible dramatizations of Shakespeare, and this one is probably the best.

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- M. W. Roberts

Remarks on Othello

Chiwetel Edjifor sustained the accent of Othello as an African national speaking English without condescension, yet with remarkable range of nobility and human feeling we expect from the character. He and the cast deserve high praise for this memorable and faithful rendering.
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- Scott Feaster

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-13-2009
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks