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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (135,850 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Shakespeare Narrator: Frank Silvera, Alan Bates, Cyril Cusack, and full cast Publisher: Caedmon Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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Speak of one that loved not wisely but too well. This moving tragedy tells the story of Othello, a Moorish general, whose servant Iago deceives him into believing his wife, Desdemona, is unfaithful. In a jealous rage, he murders her - and then must face his own self-loathing when he realizes what he has done. In rendering the dramatic descent of a proud warrior from greatness to jealous insanity, Shakespeare produced some of the most eloquent passages ever written in the English language. This full-cast performance does justice to Shakespeare's words, featuring Frank Silvera as Othello, Alan Bates as Cassio, Cyril Cusack as Iago, and Anna Massey as Desdemona.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 SISTAHREADINGSISTAH(SINGLE MOMS BOOK CLUB)501c3 (DETRA Y.) | 2/14/2014

    " i read the old and new othello book and saw both verse of the movie and the new one too "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephen | 2/14/2014

    " One of my Shakespeare favorites ..... Love it despite the drama !!LMBO "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kirsteen | 2/10/2014

    " Really good story but alas, my Elizabethan is rusty. It was a quick read but I knew I missed some things and had to do a little research to fully understand what had happened in the play. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Celeste | 2/5/2014

    " I didn't enjoy this as much as some of Shakespeare's other plays. Iago is a great villain. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sebas | 1/27/2014

    " I didnt like Othello that much as I have liked other plays by Shakespeare. I did like the last act, especially the last scene. thas where all the action happens. read it if you want, but I dont recommend it if it is the first Shakespeare play you read. good luck "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracy | 1/27/2014

    " I didn't actually read it until the second half. I didn't get the concept even though I read the modern day version. the second half was interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erich | 1/10/2014

    " I will never stop loving Iago. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Madison | 1/6/2014

    " This is definately a good read, but I would suggest that you do it with a group for analytical purposes. The plot is alright, but the language and the themes, as well as the deep characters are worth many, many discussions. Don't read alone! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eyehavenofilter | 12/20/2013

    " Just because I gave this 3 stars doesn't mean I didn't like it... It was just such a depressing tale. Again the basis of many stories to follow throughout the ages but still the original in this genre! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maya | 12/14/2013

    " Best of all the Shakespeare plays. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vrinda Pendred | 11/4/2013

    " Loved it. This was the play that made me appreciate Shakespeare. There are so many levels to reading this, and there are so many messages you can take away from it. The language is heartbreaking. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie | 6/19/2013

    " Selected for a Shakespeare reading group. Some of the participants were surprised and the racism and sexism...really? Much discussion ensued. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 potterican | 6/8/2013

    " Iago is such a perfect villain! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Micahb | 4/25/2013

    " I had read this in 10th grade (or at least I was supposed to have read it), but I couldn't remember much about it. I was able to breeze through it fairly quickly and, while I enjoyed a lot of the dialogue, the story itself is rather depressing. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Charlie Cox | 3/15/2013

    " I didn't read this of my own accord, which is probably why i'm giving it such a low rating. Yes, I can understand Shakespeare as a literary genius and so on, but I hated studying this, as do most English A Level students by the sounds of things. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer McGee | 2/9/2013

    " One of my absolute favorites! I loved Iago, even though he's a sneaky, low, no good character. So masterfully woven together! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dharma Bum 108 | 12/11/2012

    " A great play about being and outsider, love, and treachery. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cassie | 7/21/2012

    " The best shakespeare play ever. Fact. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa Lan | 5/6/2012

    " This was apart of my studies in English class at school. My final exams were on it also, I thought it was boring! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 2/12/2012

    " Iago is an interesting character to explore. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jackie Thalman | 10/12/2011

    " my favorite shakespeare book! good, interesting plot & a villain I love to hate while reading this book! I have read this one multiple times "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bri | 5/25/2011

    " My first time reading this play. I loved discussing the inconsistencies and binaries present with my ENGL 251 class. Now I'm hankering to see the play live on stage. In the meantime, anyone have a favorite movie version? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter | 5/23/2011

    " Playing the parts of Brabantio and Gratiano this summer in a local production. "

  • 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... "

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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.