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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 flood of emotion and pain in this book leave the reader feeling a great desperation for humanity.
This version is well formatted, does not include line numbers or footnotes, which I am cool with as a casual reader.
I recommend this book for anyone who has to read a Shakesperean play or for anyone who wants to read a good book.
The RSC Modern Library edition of Othello is excellent. Clear and easy,on the eye, not overloaded with academic notes - but what notes there are are useful, practical,... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Working director
My problem with the Kindle Bantam Classic edition of Othello is that there are no footnotes at the bottom of each page. Read morePublished 3 months ago by C. Hartley
This book is smaller than a pocketbook dictionary. It was disappointing that the book was so small and a bit hard to read.Published 4 months ago by C. Voltaire
The present "version" that I have chosen has been due to the number of reviews of the book here at Amazon-------the actual books that I have been reading has been the BURTON RAFFEL... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Raymond Louis Llompart
I should have checked first, but this version doesn't have the line numbers. This makes it difficult to use while teaching.Published 6 months ago by Angela
A better cast could not have been chosen. All brought Othello to life most excellently! Needless to say Tom Hiddleston is a delight! DVD is a bonus thrill!Published 8 months ago by marquitta gilmore
I purchased this edition of Othello for the students in my English One class. Othello is a very exciting play, and a great read. Read morePublished 10 months ago by T. Chaffee
I like the recording, particularly the music and the accent of Othello. Reminds me of Laurence Fishburne's acting in the film production.Published 10 months ago by Earl Lopez