Othello

Othello

Paperback - 1988
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Though this great tragedy of unsurpassed intensity and emotion is played out against Renaissance splendor, its story of the doomed marriage of a Venetian senator's daughter, Desdemona, to a Moorish general, Othello, is especially relevant to modern audiences. The differences in race and background create an initial tension that allows the horrifyingly envious villain Iago methodically to promote the "green-eyed monster" jealousy, until, in one of the most deeply moving scenes in theatrical history, the noble Moor destroys the woman he loves-only to discover too late that she was innocent.

Each Edition Includes:
* Comprehensive explanatory notes
* Vivid introductions and the most up-to-date scholarship
* Clear, modernized spelling and punctuation, enabling contemporary readers to understand the Elizabethan English
* Completely updated, detailed bibliographies and performance histories
* An interpretive essay on film adaptations of the play, along with an extensive filmography
Publisher: Toronto ; New York : Bantam Books, 1988.
ISBN: 9780553213027
0553213024
Characteristics: xlii, 160 pages :,illustrations ;,18 cm.
Additional Contributors: Bevington, David M.

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Waldenpond2
Jun 02, 2016

Othello features Shakespeare's finest villain Iago. I'd be interested in a student's interpretation of his mental state, insecurities, narcissistic and entitled tendencies, etc. Does Othello truly love Desdemona? If so, how does his love for her change on a dime on nothing more than a second-rate, B-class soldier's say-so?!

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labyrinthine
Dec 14, 2014

Othello by William Shakespeare
Another classic tragedy by arguably greatest writer of all time William Shakespeare. Othello is the perfect first book for anyone trying to get into Shakespeare, or for the experienced reader. Othello, the moor of Venice, is in love with Desdemona. The play opens with Iago alerting Desdemona's father that she is missing. They both find that Desdemona and Othello have run away and been married. Shortly after Othello must go into battle against the Turks. Unfortunately, this is not Othello's only problem, he has an enemy, Iago. Iago detests Othello because Othello promoted Micheal Cassio ahead of him. He believes that Cassio is not as important as he and does not deserve the promotion. Iago plans to turn Othello against Desdemona by convincing him she is having an affair. He lays many traps in for Desdemona in order to produce the proof Othello calls for. This revolutionary book offers many different themes for the reader to explore. It discusses racism, love, hate, and faithfulness. I really enjoyed the relationships between the characters. They were complex and each had it's only kind of strange irony. For example Othello suspects Desdemona of having an affair with someone else. He believes she is not the person he married, that she has changed. In reality Othello is the one who has changed. Desdemona still loves him profoundly, the way she always has since the first day. As you can see is book is truly another work of genius, as I believe that all of Shakespeare's plays are.

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Nymeria23
Oct 12, 2014

It felt like a 17th century (?) soap opera, full of deception, lies, misunderstandings and death. I felt like it was better than Romeo and Juliet, though it still took some motivation to read

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Mar 23, 2018

Alanreviews thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

SERIAH BRITTANY M SARGENTON Sep 26, 2012

SERIAH BRITTANY M SARGENTON thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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Alanreviews
Mar 23, 2018

Othello: Put out the light and then put out the light

SERIAH BRITTANY M SARGENTON Sep 26, 2012

you come carfully upon your hour(1.1.6)

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ladytigressa
Jun 13, 2008

O! beware, my lord, of jealousy;
It is the green-ey'd monster which doth mock
The meat it feeds on.

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SERIAH BRITTANY M SARGENTON Sep 26, 2012

After figuring out that king claudius killed his father, Hamlet becomes mad and plots revenge. Meanwhile everyone thinks that he has become mad over ophelia but thats not the case.

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