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This second edition of Othello updates the first (Bristol Classical Press, 1987), both chronologically and conceptually. It considers productions of the last seventeen years, and reconsiders earlier material in the light of more recent critical attitudes. Post-colonial and feminist studies have had an impact on the way Othello is perceived and interpreted. Shakespeare himself has not escaped...
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Othello is by far my favorite play by Shakespeare. I need not even comment on the characterization and writing style, which are by definition superb. Like all Shakespeare's works, Othello manages to be relentlessly relevant centuries after it was written. I originally read this play while I was in high school, and I was stunned to see a playwright from Elizabethan England discussing and even condemning racism and prejudice. I highly recommend it.
Jun 23rd, 2013
Iago was once described as motivelessly malignant. I agree with this prognosis. Never before has an author been able to capture the despicable, selfish side of humanity so well in a single character. Othello is a moving play with a compelling main character and a villain who we just love to hate.
Mar 22nd, 2013
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