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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (135,811 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Shakespeare Narrator: Lenny Henry Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2010 ISBN:
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A BBC Radio 4 production of Othello, starring Lenny Henry in title role. The comic makes his stage debut as the tortured Moor.

One of Shakespeare's most revered tragedies, the play tells the story of a noble African commander in the service of the Venetian army, whose mind is poisoned against the one he loves by the jealous and hate-filled Iago. The production opened at the West Yorkshire Playhouse and subsequently toured the country before arriving in London's West End to rave reviews.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Akshay Patel | 2/8/2014

    " It all boils down to a misunderstanding over a handkerchief. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Macbeth72 Aizenstat | 1/30/2014

    " Desdemona is white as snow! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rita | 1/20/2014

    " One of the most situational plays by Shakespeare. Even though it has it' "OMG! Really!? How stupid!" moments it's still interesting how the plot forms. This play is sort of the same as Julius Caesar I still give it 3 stars. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 CclaudiaA_90 | 1/16/2014

    " Storia meravigliosa! Sicuramente un po' complicato da leggere ma, avendolo letto durante un corso di letteratura inglese, mi sono state date le giuste chiave di lettura. Shakespeare non delude mai "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Celsa Dejesus | 12/31/2013

    " This is one of the greatest plays of all time. It features Iago, who is arguably the greatest villain in literary history. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Catherine | 12/26/2013

    " Read for OAC English... Not by choice "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kyle Muntz | 12/21/2013

    " cartoonish and silly. not in a good way. even shakespeare (which, i mean, let's be honest, the guy has a bit of a reputation, and linguistically at least he always delivers) couldn't save this one "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nik Bramblett | 12/16/2013

    " Of all the Shakespearean tragedies, this is my favorite. Hamlet seems a bit um... wussy? is that the word? MacBeth, I think, is overly simplistic, as one might expect given that it was intentionally written as a very SHORT play because King James had such a short attention span and was so easily bored. Lear is a bit too much to follow, I think, for MANY readers, not just those who share King James' ADD. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chante Reid | 12/15/2013

    " My second favorite of all the Shakespearean plays. I hate every single modern day remake of this story, though. Writers, producers, film-makers, please stop. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hassan Khan | 12/14/2013

    " I love this play. I love interracial anything. I just didn't understand the time sequence. I loved Desdemona and Emilia, and their opposite views. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kirsten | 12/3/2013

    " Othello is the tragic story of a man deceived by his "friend." This is an intense story and one that you can't put down until the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maggie | 11/3/2013

    " one of my favorites. it continues to show (me) the blind spot each human works out of and how there are consequences to biased actions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gwen | 10/28/2013

    " The Bard at his bloodythirsty best, showing an understanding of human nature that many could learn from. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daisy Luo | 10/10/2013

    " Jealousy doth the green eyed monster. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda | 10/9/2013

    " One of my favorite Shakespeare plays. I re-read it because I'm seeing it live for the first time this evening. Great lessons about trusting others and letting jealousy get in the way of what you know to be true. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan Jamison | 4/16/2013

    " Beware the green eyed monster! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Theresa | 10/2/2012

    " a story of betrayal and understanding "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason Beymer | 8/3/2012

    " Not my favorite of the bunch. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca Smith | 3/7/2012

    " The fatally flawed hero provides a cathartic experience to the audience as we share his plighted journey. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Claudia | 8/24/2011

    " fav. Shakespearean tragedy. One word: Iago. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandra Strange | 8/11/2011

    " I really don't like this play, but I do admire S's artistry in creating such an awful villain and such an understandable, though not admirable, protagonist. Unfortunately, really decent people do get taken in by others who are as deceitful, conniving, and downright evil as Iago. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 James Metcalf | 8/9/2011

    " If I didn't have to read and analyse this for my A-level then I wouldn't have read it, and as usual this has ruined it a little, however, Shakespeare was never my strong suit. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christina Wright | 5/25/2011

    " A horrific tale of jealousy, bigotry, and deceit. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 5/17/2011

    " Hands down my favorite of Shakespeare's tragedies! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 F. | 5/15/2011

    " I read this in high school. I need to read it again. It's been a while. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 dameolga | 5/3/2011

    " I enjoyed Iago's manipulations though I still felt he was the bad guy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom | 5/2/2011

    " Very dramatic. Iago, a very interesting character. Very tragic. Good stuff. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole | 4/28/2011

    " I absolutely love this play! I got into Shakespeare when I started at my second college and this is by far one of his best plays! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruth | 4/27/2011

    " Reading the play left me morbidly impressed with Iago, bored with Othello, and weepy over the fruitless loss of all of the good people. I henceforth swear to be a less jealous person. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Safraz | 4/25/2011

    " Iago is the greatest villain in English literature. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara | 4/24/2011

    " Easily my favorite Shakespeare. I think Iago might be the best villain of all time ever.

    Also, this gets extra props for spawning the opera, which, though deviates from the plot significantly, is still quite good in its own right.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judith | 4/23/2011

    " Currently re-reading. I've forgotten how good Shakespeare can be... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 4/21/2011

    " Another twisted Shakespeare play to rattle your brain, it was really entertaining, and tragic, humorous in intervals, and a good read. I still feel Much Ado About Nothing is still my favorite, but I did like it. "

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About the Author
Author William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare (1564–1616), English poet and dramatist of the Elizabethan and early Jacobean period, is the most widely known author in all of English literature and often considered the greatest. He was an active member of a theater company for at least twenty years, during which time he wrote many great plays. Plays were not prized as literature at the time, and Shakespeare was not widely read until the middle of the eighteenth century, when a great upsurge of interest in his works began that continues today.

About the Narrator

Lenny Henry began his career in the entertainment industry in 1975 and since then has gone on to appear in such programs as The Lenny Henry Show and Chef!.