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Publisher's Summary

Folger Shakespeare Library, The World’s Leading Center for Shakespeare Studies

The Folger Shakespeare Library, home to the world’s largest Shakespeare collection, brings Othello to life with this new full-length, full-cast dramatic recording of its definitive Folger Edition.

In Othello, Shakespeare creates powerful drama from a marriage between the exotic Moor Othello and the Venetian lady Desdemona. Shakespeare builds many differences into his hero and heroine, including race, age, and cultural background. Yet most audiences believe the couple’s strong love would overcome these differences were it not for Iago, who sets out to destroy Othello.

This new full-cast recording - based on the most respected edition of Shakespeare's classic - expertly produced by the Folger Theatre, is perfect for students, teachers, and the everyday listener.

Public Domain (P)2014 Simon & Schuster

Featured Article: 50+ Timeless Shakespeare Quotes


From knock-knock jokes to the wild goose chase, we owe many of our most-used and best-loved phrases to the talent of the Bard. His words are timeless in their direct wisdom, their witty humor, and their surprising applicability to modern life: its nature, its purpose, and its pitfalls. We’ve collected some of our favorite William Shakespeare quotes for when you want to think about life’s big questions, wax poetic on the nature of love, or just need a good laugh. Immerse yourself in these Shakespeare quotes to dive into the comedies and tragedies penned by the Bard of Avon.

What listeners say about Othello: Fully Dramatized Audio Edition

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Good cast

The cast was great. But some of the back audio was annoying at times and sometimes too loud. But overall it was a good version. I'm happy with my purchase.

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Exceptional Reading!

Loved every minute of it. I struggle to paint the picture of what I am reading but this audible reading, as I followed the hard copy book, was so easy to picture every seen. 100% recommended!!

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Great voice actors

True be told, I only bought this book for my English class... but the voice actors were fantastic. They were easy to listen to and understand, even with the Shakespearian language.

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Excellent

This book really made me understand Shakespeare and his plays. I purchased this for one of my classes. Highly recommended!!

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WOW!

Loved It! It was truly a live-like narration. It felt as if I was at a live play!

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Othello- iago my dude, what's your beef with Othello.

Overall I liked the story, my only criticism about it is with iago, kind of felt there was a lack of motives for the real hatred for Othello, no explanation whatsoever, Iago's character could have been deciphered more into it's character I like that he's a villain, cunning and deceptive but where does all this hatred derives from? Othello over blinded by jealousy , commits atrocious acts but I wish things could have been explained.

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Great reading

So helpful in making othello come alive. Highly recommend this ! Thanks for making it . Listen !

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Shakespeare, The master of Tragedy

This story like Romeo and Juliet, is such a roller-coaster of happiness and tragedy, human flaws and human pain. Even just half listening to the story is emotionally moving, and it almost brought me tears.

I usually don't listen to stories like this, but when I do I cry manly tears.

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Marred by technical glitches

The first chapter alone contains a few instances of clipped content. It's a shame given the wonderful performances.