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Othello by William Shakespeare
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Othello

by William Shakespeare

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Othello, a Moorish general in the service of Venice, has married Desdemona, beautiful daughter of a Venetian Senator. But Iago, Othello's malignant ensign, is determined to destroy their happiness.
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The first of the third series of Arden Shakespeare, it feels a tad experimental. However, unlike some of the later output (such as the Sonnets), this doesn't feel like it has an agenda. It's more of an overview of criticism on "Othello" with copious notes, and that's what I really expect of the Ardens. ( )
  therebelprince | Apr 27, 2020 |
I just read Othello for the first time, not really knowing much about it. I can't say that I more than liked it... there were some great passages and characters well drawn. However, I hated reading the treachery. Iago, the villain, was perhaps too much for me or perhaps it was just too infuriating that all the characters trusted this terrible person. So, I didn't *like* it. Maybe I should stay with the comedies or maybe this wasn't the book for my current mood or mindset.
I read the Penguin publisher version. I did not like this publication version- the explanations, including scene detail were in the footnotes and were often not helpful. However, the Introduction (which I read after finishing the play) helped me think about the context and illuminated some passages and themes. ( )
  kparr | Apr 2, 2020 |
Reprint. Orig. publ. Philadelphia, PA : J. B. Lippincott, 1886 ( )
  ME_Dictionary | Mar 19, 2020 |
A tale of all consuming jealousy versus virtue. Well presented by the company. ( )
  charlie68 | Nov 25, 2019 |
Edição Bilingue
  ginna74 | Oct 30, 2019 |
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Shakespeare, WilliamAuthorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cajander, PaavoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ejiofor, ChiwetelNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Farjeon, HerbertEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Furness, Horace HowardEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Harrison, G. B.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hart, Henry ChichesterEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Herford, Charles HaroldEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Honigmann, E.A.J.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Houseman, JohnEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hudson, Henry N.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jones, Pei te HurinuiTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jylhä, YrjöTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kastan, David ScottAssociate Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kerman, AlvinEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kittredge, George LymanEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
LaMar, Virgina A.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lombardo, AgostinoContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mason, LaurenceEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
McAlindon, TomEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
McMillin, ScottEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mowat, Barbara A.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Neill, MichaelEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Neilson, William AllanEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
O'Connor, JohnEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Obertello, AlfredoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Orgel, StephenEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Papp, JosephForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Parrott, Thomas MarcEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Raffel, BurtonEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rasmussen, EricEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Sanders, NormanEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Seely, JohnEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Smith, H.H.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Zazo, Anna LuisaEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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Never tell me; I take it much unkindly
That thou, Iago, who hast had my purse
As if the strings were thine, shouldst know of this.
Quotations
Trifles light as air
Are to the jealous confirmations strong
As proofs of holy writ;
O, beware, my lord, of jealousy!
It is the green-eyed monster, which doth mock
The meat it feeds on. That cuckold lives in bliss
Who, certain of his fate, loves not his wronger;
But O, what damned minutes tells he o'er
Who dotes, yet doubts, suspects, yet strongly loves!
Not poppy, nor mandragora,
Nor all the drowsy syrups of the world,
Shall ever medicine thee to that sweet sleep
Which thou owedst yesterday.
Reputation
is an idle and most false imposition; oft got without merit
and lost without deserving.
Good name in man and woman, dear my lord,
Is the immediate jewel of their souls.
Who steals my purse steals trash; 'tis something, nothing;
'Twas mine, 'tis his, and has been slave to thousands;
But he that filches from me my good name
Robs me of that which not enriches him
And makes me poor indeed.
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This work is for the complete Othello only. Do not combine abridgements, adaptations (graphic or otherwise), modernizations and simplifications (such as "Shakespeare Made Easy"), Cliffs Notes or similar study guides, or videorecordings of performances with this work. Please separate any that you find here.

As should go without saying, please also do not combine this with any other play or combination of plays, or any of its many adaptations (audio, video, reworking, etc.).
The "Timeless Shakespeare" editions are simplifications, not the original text of the plays. Do not combine.
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[R.L. 8.4]
One of the most often staged of all of Shakespeare's plays, this is a tale of love and betrayal, secrets, passions, and intrigue. Psychology and wit pit strength and virtue against jealousy and evil agendas. The results leave no winners, only tragedy.
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Self-hating black man
Goes medieval on blonde wife
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A viper's hissing,
Destroys a man's happiness,
A faithful wife slain.
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