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Othello - David Scott Kastan, William Shakespeare
Othello
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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... show more
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
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780553213027 (0553213024)
ASIN: 553213024
Publisher: Bantam Classics
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
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Kaethe
Kaethe rated it
3.0 Othello - William Shakespeare
Not a fave. Othello seems rather stupidly gullible. And Iago is just so over-the-top-evil that I never really buy it. Although I do enjoy the idea of those swarthy Italians (in the English view) looking down on a Moor who would be racially indistinguishable from other Mediterraneans to the modern e...
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd rated it
5.0 A political tale of ambition and jealousy
Othello is can be a very painful play both to read and to watch. It is not that it is a bad play, no, it is a brilliant play - the reason that I say Othello is painful is because it is one of those plays that makes you squirm and feel really uncomfortable because it is doing what literature is suppo...
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it
5.0 Othello
Othello, also known as The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice which is believed to be written in 1603. The four main characters in Shakespeare's play is Othello, a Moorish general in the Venetian army; Othello's wife Desdemona; Othello's loyal lieutenant, Cassio; and Othello's trusted ensign, Ia...
Lornographic Material
Lornographic Material rated it
3.0 Othello Review
This is part of the 17 Books for People Who Hate People ritual... I mean challenge.Billy Shakes does racism and love and tragedy in Othello. This is no Taming of the Shrew or Titus Andronicus (two of the most bestest of his bestest works), but it'll do in a pinch. Moorover (See what I did there? No?...
Bay's Books
Bay's Books rated it
4.0 Jealousy and Manipulation - Classic for a Reason.
Title: Othello Author: William Shakespeare Original Published Date: 1603 Pages: 314 Edition Language: Danish Format: Ebook Category: Play, Tragedy, Romance, Drama, Classic, I would guess it is the fewest Danes who have read even a single Shakespeare-play in their life. Othello is my second and my...
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