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

Excellent adaptation - wonderful cast!

What did you love best about Othello (Dramatized)?

The performances were all excellent I thought! As always, choices are made about what to cut out, but it was done well.

What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I'm not sure in this era of audiobooks why you would read Shakespeare any other way! I read the plays a lot in my youth, but this play really sings when you hear the lines spoken.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I didn't but I certainly could have.

Any additional comments?

A way to hear many favorite actors on audio.

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- Emily "Estate planning lawyer and mom to two boys. My older son liked audiobooks as an infant, and I've listened to a lot since then."

Book Details

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