Othello Audio 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 unabridged audio recording of the well-respected edition of Shakespeare's classic—expertly produced by the Folger Theatre—is perfect for students, teachers, and the everyday listener.

Listen to a sample of the recording below and buy the audio as a CD or a download.



Othello—Owiso Odera
Iago—Ian Merrill Peakes
Desdemona—Janie Brookshire
Emilia—Karen Peakes
Rodrigo—Louis Butelli
Cassio—Thomas Keegan
Montano—Chris Genebach
Brabantio—Jeff Allin
Lodovico—Joe Guzman
Gratiano—Todd Scofield
Bianca—Zehra Fazal

Other parts were played by members of the cast.

Creative Team

Robert Richmond—Director
Beth Emelson—Producer
Anthony Cochrane—Composer
Katharine Pitt—Production Assistant
Matthew M. Nielson and Sound Lab Studios—Sound Design
Charlie Pilzer and Airshow Mastering—Recording
Jessica Witchger—Musician for introduction and closing music
James Konicek—Narrator

Michael Witmore—Director, Folger Shakespeare Library
Janet Alexander Griffin—Artistic Producer
Barbara A. Mowat and Paul Werstine—Editors, Folger Editions

In partnership with Simon & Schuster Audio