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,
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.
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Author: William Shakespeare
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.
Othello The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice By William Shakespeare Shakespeare creates a powerful drama of a marriage that begins with fascination (between the exotic Moor Othello and the Venetian lady Desdemona), with elopement, and with intense mutual devotion and that ends precipitately with jealous rage and violent deaths. He sets this story in the romantic world of the Mediterranean, moving the action from Venice to the island of Cyprus and giving it an even more exotic coloring with stories of Othello's African past. Shakespeare builds so many differences into his hero and heroine-differences of race, of age, of cultural background-that one should not, perhaps, be surprised that the marriage ends disastrously. But most people who see or read the play feel that the love that the play presents between Othello and Desdemona is so strong that it would have overcome all these differences were it not for the words and actions of Othello's standard-bearer, Iago, who hates Othello and sets out to destroy him by destroying his love for Desdemona. As Othello succumbs to Iago's insinuations that Desdemona is unfaithful, fascination-which dominates the early acts of the play-turns to horror, especially for the audience. We are confronted by spectacles of a generous and trusting Othello in the grip of Iago's schemes; of an innocent Desdemona, who has given herself up entirely to her love for Othello only to be subjected to his horrifying verbal and physical assaults, the outcome of Othello's mistaken convictions about her faithlessness.
In a radical departure from existing books, this book presents the earliest known edition of Shakespeare's play, which differs substantially from the present version, and argues that this book is the most authentic available. Part of the 6-play Shakespearean originals.