In Othello, William Shakespeare explores love, jealousy, betrayal, and racism through a complicated love triangle. It centers on the recently married Othello and Desdemona as well as Iago, who is deeply jealous of Othello and in love with Desdemona. Entirely ruthless in his schemes, Iago plots to destroy their marriage through lies, manipulation, and betrayals, often setting up his own friends as pawns. Iago creates such a pervasive web of lies that no one is safe; the characters, having trusted Iago and been fooled, conclude in suffering and tragedy. Because Othello is described as a Moor, the play is unique in addressing racial themes. Othello continues to be performed for wide audiences specifically to draw upon this theme.
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John Dover Wilson's New Shakespeare, published between 1921 and 1966, became the classic Cambridge edition of Shakespeare's plays and poems until the 1980s. The series, long since out-of-print, is now reissued. Each work contains a lengthy and lively introduction, main text, and substantial notes and glossary.Book Description:
A major new edition of Shakespeare's powerful tragedy with a new introduction bringing it up-to-date for today's students.
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Book Description Penguin Publishing Group. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G0451512111I5N00