Extensive overview of Shakespeare's life, world, and theater by the general editor of Signet Classic Shakespeare series, plus a special introduction to the play by the editor Sylvan Barnet, Tufts University. This book contains information on the source from which Shakespeare de... more »rived "Othello"--selections from Giraldi Cinthio's "Hecatommithi."
Special introduction to the play by the editor, Alvin Kernan, Princeton University
Source from wich Shakespeare derived Othello - selections from Giraldi Cinthio's Hecatommithi
Dramatic criticism from the past and present: commentaries by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Maynard Mack, Madelon Gholke Sprengnether, Marvin Carlson
Comprehensive stage and screen history of notabel actors, directors, and productions of Othello, then and now
Text, notes, and commentaries printed in the clearest, most readable type
This is a wonderful introductory Shakespeare book. The full story is laid out in comic style presentaion. Famous quotes are kept as Shakespeare wrote them, but other text is a more modern, lower reading level text. Includes vocabulary list and discussion on the last page.