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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Most Helpful

Wow

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

Nah. Just more convenient. Can play the videogames at the same time, or listen with my eyes closed and chillaxin.


What did you like best about this story?

So far ahead of it's time i don't even.


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

The usual mouthwords.


If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Othello unchained, by Quentin Tarantino:

In a world,

where people take an extremely long time to say things:

"For, sir,
It is as sure as you are Roderigo,
Were I the Moor I would not be Iago.
In following him, I follow but myself.
Heaven is my judge, not I for love and duty,
But seeming so for my particular end.
For when my outward action doth demonstrate
The native act and figure of my heart
In complement extern, 'tis not long after
But I will wear my heart upon my sleeve
For daws to peck at. I am not what I am."

One man kills his waifu.


Any additional comments?

An old black ram is tupping your white ewe.

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- Je suis Charlie

Missed out a couple of lines but still great!

The dramatization was impeccable! I loved it! There are a few lines cut out here and there that shouldn't be in my opinion, as every line is important to the literary intention of the writer, and few if not any more so than Shakespeare. Despite this, these omitted lines did not inhibit my understanding of the tragedy in any shape or form.
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Book Details

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