The visceral power of this great tragedy has resonated through the centuries, ensuring it remains one of Shakespeare's most popular plays.
Shakespeare's explosive tale of love, jealousy and betrayal follows the triumphs and eventual downfall of the noble General Othello - his love for Desdemona, his trust in the villainous Iago and his obsessive jealousy that leads to murder. From the devilish machinations of Iago and the anguish of Othello to the play’s devastating conclusion, it is one of Shakespeare’s most moving and compelling works. The sheer visceral strength of this great tragedy has resonated through the centuries, ensuring its enduring popularity.
Published by Oxford University Press and bound in hardback buckram by The Folio Society, The Oxford Shakespeare series offers authoritative editions of Shakespeare’s plays. The early printings have been scrupulously re-examined and interpreted by eminent scholars, who also provide introductory essays covering all relevant background information, together with an appraisal of critical views and of the plays in performance. The exhaustive commentaries pay particular attention to language and staging. Reprints of sources, music for songs, genealogical tables and maps are included where necessary; many of the volumes are illustrated, and all contain an index.
Each book has an individual editor, with the whole series overseen by Stanley Wells.
Michael Neill has also edited Shakespeare's Anthony and Cleopatra for the Oxford Shakespeare series.
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