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Gr 10 Up-Naxos AudioBooks' top-drawer Classic Drama Series blissfully continues with this exquisite rendition of Othello starring Hugh Quarshie, Anton Lesser, Emma Fielding, and a full cast of professional English actors with extensive credits in the Royal National Theatre, BBC Radio Drama Company, and the Royal Shakespeare Company. Shakespeare's most domestic tragedy is an exceedingly complex journey through jealousy, self-doubt, inadequacies, and societal acceptance. Passed over for military promotion, Iago, perhaps Shakespeare's most nefarious character, manipulates Othello's downfall, culminating in the murder of his beloved wife, Desdemona, and Othello's subsequent suicide. Under David Timson's stewardship as director, the story is beautifully and simply told, embellished only with intermittent brassy flourishes of classical music and a dramatic echo effect and throbbing heart beat to underscore Othello's chaotic descent and rage. While the entire cast is excellent, the trio of Quarshie (Othello), Lesser (Iago), and Fielding (Desdemona) are outstanding. An outline of each individual cassette, complete synopsis, full notes regarding the text, and cast biographies are included in a compact 24-page supplemental booklet. For all collections.-Barry X. Miller, Austin Public Library, TX
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The Folger Library editions are my favorite.
Like all of Shakespeare's work, even though this is play a tragedy, there is a ton of humor and wit in the characters and how the story unfolds.
If you can enjoy listening to a Shakespeare play, instead of watching it--do yourself a good turn, and get this one!
I read this book when I was 14 .After that i read this book many times.I love it.Full of dramatic scene . Read morePublished 1 day ago by yinlin
Fast delivery happy with the product Folger is a good product to use for Shakespeare readingPublished 5 days ago by Shelly
"He poisons the mind, and blinds the eyes" Another outstanding work of the master William Shakespeare. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Diana S. Long