Othello - Folger Shakespeare Library Author:William Shakespeare Folger Shakespeare LibraryThe world's leading center for Shakespeare studiesEach edition includes: Freshly edited text based on the best earlyprinted version of the play Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play Scene-by-scene plot summaries A key to famous lines and phrases... more »49; An introduction to reading Shakespeare's language An essay by an outstanding scholar providing a modern perspective on the play Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare booksEssay by Susan SnyderThe Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., is home to the world's largest collection of Shakespeare's printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs.« less
We read this book in my 11th grade English class, and I adored with a passion. I had read only one other work by Shakespeare before Othello Romeo and Juliet and I wasnt extraordinarily impressed by it especially since our teacher was less than enthusiastic about it. Othello, however, was amazing. I read it over and over and quoted it for weeks it really gave me an appreciation for Shakespeare that I never got from Romeo and Juliet. Since reading Othello Ive read several other plays, and Ive loved all of them.
I loved Othello because the story full of jealously, hatred, manipulation, prejudice, and deceit was remarkable and the characters especially Iago, who remains the most intriguing literary character Ive ever encountered were well-developed fascinating. I really think this story is the one that should be used to introduce people to Shakespeare. I just hope their experience reading the play is as good as mine was.