The Signet Classics edition of William Shakespeare's Othello, a disturbing exploration of jealousy and wrath.
Tragedy takes hold as the cunning and hateful Iago drives the heroic Moor of Venice first to suspicion, then to homicidal rage against his love Desdemona, in one of the Bard's darkest plays.
This revised Signet Classics edition includes unique features such as:
• An overview of Shakespeare's life, world, and theater
• A special introduction to the play by the editor, Alvin Kernan
• Selections from Giraldi Cinthio's Hecatommithi, the source from which Shakespeare drived Othello
• Dramatic criticism from Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Maynard Mack, and others
• A comprehensive stage and screen history of notable actors, directors, and productions
• Text, notes, and commentaries printed in the clearest, most readable text
• And more...
From the Paperback edition.
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THE QUESTION OF AUTHORSHIP
I1Enter Roderigo and Iago
I2Enter Othello Iago Attendants with Torches
I3Enter Duke Senators and Officers with lights
II1Enter Montano and two Gentlemen
II2Enter Othellos Herald with a proclamation
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