Shakespeare shines a fierce spotlight on the jealous heart and on our attitudes toward the outsider. A story of its time and for our time, full of terror and beauty, Othello is urgent, gripping, radical, and beautiful.
Under the editorial supervision of Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen, two of today’s most accomplished Shakespearean scholars, this Modern Library series incorporates definitive texts and authoritative notes from William Shakespeare: Complete Works. Each play includes an Introduction as well as an overview of Shakespeare’s theatrical career; commentary on past and current productions based on interviews with leading directors, actors, and designers; scene-by-scene analysis; key facts about the work; a chronology of Shakespeare’s life and times; and black-and-white illustrations.
Ideal for students, theater professionals, and general readers, these modern and accessible editions from the Royal Shakespeare Company set a new standard in Shakespearean literature for the twenty-first century.
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Great editionUser Review - bmk2005 - Borders
This addition of Othello reflects many of the books in this series that provide great endnotes and helps even those unfamiliar with Shakespeare understand it. Also the book itself is both compelling ... Read full review
Review: OthelloUser Review - Neckbeard - Goodreads
I think I would have enjoyed it more if not for my own deficiency in understanding the language. Have not read any Shakespeare since High School, but I would like to try again in the future. Read full review