Here is the multi award-winning SmartPass study guide, with and without commentary options. This is a full-cast, unabridged performance with comprehensive commentary and analysis to allow any student to fully understand and appreciate the play. Meet literature's greatest villain in this tragedy, fuelled by jealous rage. Journey into the twisted mind of Iago, who freely admits, "I am not what I am", and truly get under the skin of this wondrous play.More
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Passion Gone Awry
I would recommend this audiobook to a friend to get in depth analysis of "Othello." Even though I thought I knew the story, I realized that I did not know it until I listened to the commentary and analysis.
I have listened to SmartPass Plus Audio Education Study Guide to "Hamlet," "Macbeth," and Julius Caesar," but the SmartPass Plus Audio Education Study Guide to Othello had the greatest impact on me. As an African American man I was drawn to this story about race and being an outsider. I can imagine myself as Othello.
My favorite scene came at the end when Emilia unleashes her anger both at Othello and Iago for their cruelty and stupidity. Her rage represented the rage of the audience and the ages. When Othello asked Iago why he betrayed him, Iago declined to answer, adding more torment to Othello's pain.
What really made this spectacular production and analysis was Joan Walker's passion for the material. As the SmartPass guide, she brought the listeners along and made them feel the excitement of discovery.I loved it when she got angry at the characters or questioned their motives. She served as my personal guide to the worlds of Shakespeare and Othello. I would listen to this SmartPass Plus Audio again before seeing the play.