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Othello

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ISBN-10: 0553213024

ISBN-13: 9780553213027

Edition: 2005

Authors: William Shakespeare, David Bevington, David Scott Kastan

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Though this great tragedy of unsurpassed intensity and emotion is played out against Renaissance splendor, its story of the doomed marriage of a Venetian senator’s daughter, Desdemona, to a Moorish general, Othello, is especially relevant to modern audiences. The differences in race and background create an initial tension that allows the horrifyingly envious villain Iago methodically to promote the “green-eyed monster” jealousy, until, in one of the most deeply moving scenes in theatrical history, the noble Moor destroys the woman he loves–only to discover too late that she was innocent. Each Edition Includes: • Comprehensive explanatory notes • Vivid introductions and the most…    
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Book details

List price: $5.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/1/1988
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 4.25" wide x 6.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

William Shakespeare, 1564 - 1616 Although there are many myths and mysteries surrounding William Shakespeare, a great deal is actually known about his life. He was born in Stratford-Upon-Avon, son of John Shakespeare, a prosperous merchant and local politician and Mary Arden, who had the wealth to send their oldest son to Stratford Grammar School. At 18, Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway, the 27-year-old daughter of a local farmer, and they had their first daughter six months later. He probably developed an interest in theatre by watching plays performed by traveling players in Stratford while still in his youth. Some time before 1592, he left his family to take up residence in London,…    

HYAM PLUTZIK (1911-1962) was the Deane Professor of Rhetoric and Poetry at the University of Rochester. The author of six volumes of poetry, he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 1961. DAVID SCOTT KASTAN is the George M. Bodman Professor of English at Yale University and one of the most widely read of American literary scholars.

Introduction
William Shakespeare: Life, Plays, Theater, Verse
The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice: Date, Source, Text
Othello
Original Text Side-by-Side With Modern Version
Activities
Themes and Images
Characters
Examination Questions