As war rages between Venice and Turkey, Othello, a Moorish general in the Venetian army, is determined to lead his men to victory with his trusted ensign, Iago. But, after being passed up for a promotion, Iago has plans of his own. Using the general’s wife, Desdemona, as a pawn, Iago spins an elaborate web of deception. Once he has Othello where he wants him, revenge will be his.
One of Shakespeare’s most performed tragedies, Othello’s themes of racism, revenge, and betrayal continue to resonate, as does its most tantalizing and arguable question: What makes Iago so unconscionably evil?
Revised edition: Previously published as Othello, this edition of Othello (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.
Othello (Amazonclassics Edition)
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William Shakespeare was born in 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon. By the end of the sixteenth century, Shakespeare was already an established playwright and actor as well as co-manager of the Lord Chamberlain’s Men. His early plays include some of his most well-known comedies such as The Merchant of Venice, Twelfth Night and As You Like It, as well as the history plays Richard II and Henry V. It was in the 1600s that Shakespeare wrote his unforgettable tragedies, King Lear, Othello, Macbeth and Hamlet. He turned to tragicomedies in his later years, producing The Winter’s Tale and The Tempest. Shakespeare died on 23 April, 1616.