And, Elizabeth Cary's The Tragedy of Mariam, Fair Queen of Jewry
Author: William Shakespeare,Clare Carroll,Elizabeth Cary
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
From Longman's new Cultural Editions Series, Othello, edited by prominent Shakespearean scholar Clare Carroll, includes Othello, Cary's The Tragedy of Mariam, Fair Queen of Jewry, and source materials on early modern ethnography and on women and gender. Longman Cultural Editions are a new series of teaching texts edited by prominent scholars. In addition to Othello, the second volume offer Frankenstein, with selections from Mary Shelley's journals and contextual materials on Romantic images of Satan. Other titles offered in the series include Dickens' Hard Times, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, and Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Future titles will include Shakespeare's King Lear and Beowulf.
William Shakespeare,Dr. Barbara A. Mowat,Paul Werstine
One of the most staged of all Shakespeare's plays, Othello 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 in the lives of the jealous Moor, Othello, and his wife, Desdemona.
The story revolves around its two central characters: Othello, a Moorish general in the Venetian army and his unfaithful ensign, Iago. Given its varied and enduring themes of racism, love, jealousy, betrayal, revenge and repentance, Othello is still often performed in professional and community theatre alike, and has been the source for numerous operatic, film, and literary adaptations...El personaje principal, Otelo, se presenta piadosamente, a pesar de su raza. Esto era poco habitual en la literatura inglesa en tiempos de Shakespeare, la cual presentaba como villanos a los moros y otros pueblos de piel oscura. En esta obra Shakespeare evita cualquier discusión respecto del islam. Otelo se ha destacado por su gran profundización en la retórica y la tragedia.
This Shakespeare reader's theater script builds fluency through oral reading. The creative script captures students' interest, so they want to practice and perform. Included is a fluency lesson and approximate reading levels for the script roles.
RODERIGO. Tush, 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. IAGO. 'Sblood, but you will not hear me. If ever I did dream of such a matter, Abhor me. RODERIGO. Thou told'st me thou didst hold him in thy hate. IAGO. Despise me, if I do not. Three great ones of the city, In personal suit to make me his lieutenant, Off-capp'd to him; and, by the faith of man, I know my price, I am worth no worse a place. But he, as loving his own pride and purposes, Evades them, with a bumbast circumstance Horribly stuff'd with epithets of war, And, in conclusion,
A tightly constructed drama which is regarded as one of the William Shakespeare's finest; "Othello" is the story of its titular character, a Moorish general in the Venetian army. Othello secretly marries Desdemona, the daughter of Venetian senator Brabantio, who disapproves of the union. The marriage draws the contempt of Roderigo, a wealthy gentleman of low moral character who is in love with Desdemona and has asked her father for her hand in marriage. Iago is an ensign under the command of Othello who is angry for being passed over for promotion. Iago plots against Othello by convincing him that his wife is having an adulterous affair with Cassio, whom he has been passed over by for promotion. As the web of deceit is woven a series of tragic events begins to unfold for all those involved. Based upon a 16th century short story entitled "A Moorish Captain" by Italian novelist and poet Cinthio, "Othello," masterfully dramatizes the tragic consequences that can arise from jealous deceit. This edition is printed on premium acid-free paper, is annotated by Henry N. Hudson, and includes an introduction by Charles Harold Herford.
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This is the first scholarly edition of Othello to give full attention to the play's bold treatment of racial themes. Designed to meet the needs of theatre professionals, the edition includes an extensive performance history, a commentary illuminating the complexities of Shakespeare's language, and appendices on music in the play and a full translation of the Italian novella from which the story derives.
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