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Othello (Dramatized) Performance
Othello (Dramatized)
Written by: 
William Shakespeare
Narrated by: 
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Ewan McGregor, Kelly Reilly
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Othello (Dramatized) Performance

Othello (Dramatized)

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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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    M. W. Roberts 03-16-10
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    "Goats and Monkeys!"

    According to an article I read on the live performance of this play in London, some critics gave Ejiofor positive reviews while McGregor and Reilly did not fare as well. Whip me such foolish critics! Others there are who recognize McGregor's rendition of Honest Iago as nearly flawless; who can see that he pulls off the relentlessly ruminative diabolical genius with precision. And such a one do I profess myself. I've listened to many audible dramatizations of Shakespeare, and this one is probably the best.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Emily Portland, OR, United States 05-09-16
    Emily Portland, OR, United States 05-09-16 Member Since 2016

    Estate planning lawyer and mom to two boys. My older son liked audiobooks as an infant, and I've listened to a lot since then.

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    "Excellent adaptation - wonderful cast!"
    What did you love best about Othello (Dramatized)?

    The performances were all excellent I thought! As always, choices are made about what to cut out, but it was done well.


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

    I'm not sure in this era of audiobooks why you would read Shakespeare any other way! I read the plays a lot in my youth, but this play really sings when you hear the lines spoken.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I didn't but I certainly could have.


    Any additional comments?

    A way to hear many favorite actors on audio.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Susan 04-27-16
    Susan 04-27-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Wonderful way to experience the play!"

    Loved it! A wonderful way to experience a top rate cast that includes among others Ewan MacGregor as Iago and a pre-Thor Tom Hiddleston as Cassio! The only reason I didn't give it five stars overall is because it doesn't include the bonus CD with cast and creative team interviews that came with the original CD recording. But it does come with a really neat PDF with pictures and information about the production!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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