William Shakespeare's Othello


Brought to you by The Educational Company of Ireland
With annotations, analysis and commentary by Patrick Murray
Podcasts read by actors Simon Coury and Niamh Daly

Hero, heroine and villain

‘It may seem odd to apply the term “hero” to a man who is easily misled into thinking his wife is unfaithful and who responds by smothering her to death in their bedroom. Othello is, however, the official hero of the play, which is his tragedy…’