William Shakespeare

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Narrated By: Ray Fearon, Anastasia Hille, Cal MacAninch, James Frain

Duration: 3 hours and 7 minutes

What to expect

In this BBC full-cast production, Othello is drawn further and further into jealous rage by the manipulative Iago.

In this story of evil cunning perverting a once noble mind, radio captures Iago's sly hints and boasts to the audience with shocking clarity. The listener is led along an emotional path that grips with fascinating horror until the play's tragic conclusion.

Staring Ray Fearon as Othello, James Frain as Iago and and Anastasia Hille as Desdemona.

BBC radio has a unique heritage when it comes to Shakespeare. Since 1923, when the newly-formed company broadcast its first full-length play, generations of actors and producers have honed and perfected the craft of making Shakespeare to be heard.

In this acclaimed BBC Radio Shakespeare series, each play is introduced by Richard Eyre, former Director of the Royal National Theatre. Revitalised, original and comprehensive, this is Shakespeare for the modern day.


Classic fiction, Narrative theme: Love & relationships, Fiction: general & literary, Radio plays, scripts & performances

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