The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice
With New and Updated Critical Essays and A Revised BibliographyBook - 1998
Tragedy takes hold as the cunning and hateful Iago drives the heroic Moor of Venice first to suspicion, then to homicidal rage against his love Desdemona, in one of the Bard's darkest plays.
This revised Signet Classics edition includes unique features such as:
* An overview of Shakespeare's life, world, and theater
* A special introduction to the play by the editor, Alvin Kernan
* Selections from Giraldi Cinthio's Hecatommithi , the source from which Shakespeare drived Othello
* Dramatic criticism from Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Maynard Mack, and others
* A comprehensive stage and screen history of notable actors, directors, and productions
* Text, notes, and commentaries printed in the clearest, most readable text
* And more...
From the critics
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IAGO: "When devils will the blackest sins put on / They do suggest at first with heavenly shows / As I do now. For whiles this honest fool / Plies Desdemona to repair his fortune / And she for him pleads strongly to the Moor, / I’ll pour this pestilence into his ear: / That she repeals him for her body’s lust. / And by how much she strives to do him good, / She shall undo her credit with the Moor. / So will I turn her virtue into pitch, / And out of her own goodness make the net / That shall enmesh them all." (2.3.371-382)
IAGO: "If consequence do but approve my dream, / My boat sails freely both with wind and stream." (2.3.65-66)
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