Othello

Othello

eBook - 2015
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In Othello , Shakespeare creates powerful drama from a marriage between the exotic Moor Othello and the Venetian lady Desdemona that begins with elopement and mutual devotion and ends with jealous rage and death. Shakespeare builds many differences into his hero and heroine, including race, age, and cultural background. Yet most readers and audiences believe the couple's strong love would overcome these differences were it not for Iago, who sets out to destroy Othello. Iago's false insinuations about Desdemona's infidelity draw Othello into his schemes, and Desdemona is subjected to Othello's horrifying verbal and physical assaults.

The authoritative edition of Othello from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers, includes:

-The exact text of the printed book for easy cross-reference
-Hundreds of hypertext links for instant navigation
-Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play
-Full explanatory notes conveniently linked to the text of the play
-Scene-by-scene plot summaries
-A key to the play's famous lines and phrases
-An introduction to reading Shakespeare's language
-An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play
-Fresh images from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books
-An annotated guide to further reading

Essay by Susan Snyder

The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, is home to the world's largest collection of Shakespeare's printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. For more information, visit Folger.edu.
Publisher: [S.l.] : Simon & Schuster, 2015
ISBN: 9781476788524
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: 3M Cloud Library

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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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kierre2
Aug 05, 2015

Great inspiring work from Shakespeare.

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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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certifiedorganic
Mar 02, 2014

I love all things shakespear , even though I am only 12 , I have read many , and each has its jems. READ THIS.

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LTHL
Oct 25, 2010

This is a great book for understanding Shakespeare plays. If I didn't have this book, I would totally be lost and be clueless about what the play was about. The translation is very clear and understandable.

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thoseunknownwinds
Jul 21, 2016

IAGO: "When devils will the blackest sins put on / They do suggest at first with heavenly shows / As I do now. For whiles this honest fool / Plies Desdemona to repair his fortune / And she for him pleads strongly to the Moor, / I’ll pour this pestilence into his ear: / That she repeals him for her body’s lust. / And by how much she strives to do him good, / She shall undo her credit with the Moor. / So will I turn her virtue into pitch, / And out of her own goodness make the net / That shall enmesh them all." (2.3.371-382)

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thoseunknownwinds
Jul 21, 2016

IAGO: "If consequence do but approve my dream, / My boat sails freely both with wind and stream." (2.3.65-66)

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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certifiedorganic
Mar 02, 2014

certifiedorganic thinks this title is suitable for 12 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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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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