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Author: William Shakespeare
ISBN 13: 9780451526854
ISBN 10: 451526856
Edition: Revised ed.
Publisher: Longman
Publication Date: 1998-04-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 231
List Price: N/A

Othello tells the story of a Moorish general in command of the armed forces of Venice, who earns the enmity of his ensign Iago by passing him over for a promotion. Partly for revenge and partly out of pure evil, Iago plots to convince Othello that Desdemona, his wife, has been unfaithful to him.

Unique features of the Signet Classic Shakespeare

  • An extensive overview of Shakespeare's life, world, and theater by the general editor of the Signet Classic Shakespeare series, Sylvan Barnet
  • A special introduction to the play by the editor, Alvin Kernan, Princeton University
  • Source from which Shakespeare derived Othello—selections from Giraldi Cinthio's Hecatommithi
  • Dramatic criticism from the past and present: commentaries by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Maynard Mack, Madelon Gholke Sprengnether, Marvin Carlson
  • A comprehensive stage and screen history of notable actors, directors, and productions of Othello, then and now
  • Text, notes, and commentaries printed in the clearest, most readable type
  • Up-to-date list of recommended readings