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Othello - Michael Neill, William Shakespeare
Othello
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Along with Hamlet, King Lear, and Macbeth, Othello is one of Shakespeare's four great tragedies. What distinguishes Othello is its bold treatment of racial and gender themes. It is also the only tragedy to feature a main character, Iago, who truly seems evil, betraying and deceiving those... show more
Along with Hamlet, King Lear, and Macbeth, Othello is one of Shakespeare's four great tragedies. What distinguishes Othello is its bold treatment of racial and gender themes. It is also the only tragedy to feature a main character, Iago, who truly seems evil, betraying and deceiving those that trust him purely for spite and with no political goal. This edition, the first to give full attention to these themes, includes an extensive introduction stresses the public dimensions of the tragedy, paying particular attention to its treatment of color and social relations. Designed to meet the needs of theatre professionals, the edition includes an extensive performance history, while on-page commentary and notes explain language, word play, and staging. Collated and edited from all existing printings, this entirely new edition uses modern day spelling to make readings smoother. Appendices are included which explain the dating problems many have found in the play, describe the music that has traditionally accompanied it, and provide a full translation of the Italian novella from which the story derives. Like all editions of the Oxford Shakespeare in the Oxford World Classics series, Othello includes a full index to the introduction and commentary. It is illustrated with production photographs and related art, and features a durable sewn binding for lasting use. The Oxford Shakespeare offers authoritative texts from leading scholars in editions designed to interpret andAbout the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780199535873 (0199535876)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Pages no: 491
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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