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9781445592763 - Othello - William Shakespeare
9781445592763 - Othello - William Shakespeare
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Othello

A play often adapted for opera. Set in Venice, the play explores the difficult position held by Moorish general, Othello, after he secretly marries Desdemona, a Senator’s daughter. Desdemona falls victim to a spiteful plot, as jealousy, accusations and betrayal lead the characters down a violent path. As a ‘Moor’, Othello is notably portrayed as a dark-skinned leading character, though his ethnic origin remains ambiguous.

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Read & Co. Classics presents this new beautiful edition of William Shakespeare’s tragedy, “Othello” (1622), featuring a specially commissioned new biography of William Shakespeare. “Othello” is a play often adapted for opera. Set in Venice, the play explores the difficult position held by Moorish general, Othello, after he secretly marries Desdemona, a Senator’s daughter. Desdemona falls victim to a spiteful plot, as jealousy, accusations and betrayal lead the characters down a violent path. As a ‘Moor’, Othello is notably portrayed as a dark-skinned leading character, though his ethnic origin remains ambiguous. William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616) was an English playwright, poet, and actor. He is considered to be the greatest writer in the English language and is celebrated as the world’s most famous dramatist.

Book Details

Author

William Shakespeare

Imprint

Read & Co. Classics

Series

Shakespeare Library

ISBN

9781445592763, 9781473370494

Formats Available

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Pages

188

Publication Date

06 May 2010

Dimensions 5.5 × 8.5 in

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