F. Scott Fitzgerald Does Othello


In honor of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s birthday a couple days ago, the Paris Review posted some audio clips of him reading passages from Keats and Shakespeare.

“While he may not recite like a trained Shakespearean, his reading is clear, emotive, and confident,” writes Sadie Stein.

(And hey, to give Fitzgerald his full due, not even today’s trained Shakespeareans sound like the original Shakespeareans.)

Lauren O'Neal is an MFA student at San Francisco State University. Her writing has appeared in publications like Slate, The New Inquiry, and The Hairpin. You can follow her on Twitter at @laureneoneal. More from this author →