Othello

Othello

Book Plus CD - 2005
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The Sourcebooks Shakespeare brings the Shakespeare page to life. This remarkable edition of Othello is both the easiest way to understand the play and the best way to experience the full power and depth of the play. This dynamic book includes an integrated audio CD that showcases key scenes from great performances past and present. You'll experience the play like never before-it's the next best thing to seeing the play performed live. Each book offers:* The full play, with line notes and a concurrent glossary* Scholars and theatre producers discussing the play and popular culture* Comments from every cast member of a current production.This is also a very visual text, including:* Photographs from great performances* Costume designs and set renderings from different productions* Production notes that take you inside the stage experienceExclusive to The Sourcebooks Shakespeare and like no other edition of Othello, our audio CD and unique focus on the play as performed on the stage and on film brings the play to life. Hear:* One of the greatest Othellos of our time: Paul Robeson, from a 1944 production* An 1890 private recording of Edwin Booth reciting Othello's speech to the Senate* F. Scott Fitzgerald reciting Othello's speech to the SenateNarrated by Sir Derek JacobiRead:* About the seminal 1987 production in South Africa, in an essay written by the director herself, Janet Suzman* And see how the 2005 cast from Actors From the London Stage approaches the playSee:* Photographs from the 1987 Johannesburg Othello* Photographs from The Shakespeare Theatre's 1997-98 season starring Patrick Stewart as Othello* Set designs from Orson Welles' 1951 production in London
Publisher: Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks MediaFusion, c2005
ISBN: 9781402201028
1402201028
9781402206450
1402206453
Branch Call Number: 822.3 T3bev
Characteristics: xii, 402 p. : ill. ; 21 cm. + 1 sound disc (4 3/4 in.)

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Waldenpond2
Jun 02, 2016

Othello features Shakespeare's finest villain Iago. I'd be interested in a student's interpretation of his mental state, insecurities, narcissistic and entitled tendencies, etc. Does Othello truly love Desdemona? If so, how does his love for her change on a dime on nothing more than a second-rate, B-class soldier's say-so?!

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kierre2
Aug 05, 2015

Great inspiring work from Shakespeare.

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Nymeria23
Oct 12, 2014

It felt like a 17th century (?) soap opera, full of deception, lies, misunderstandings and death. I felt like it was better than Romeo and Juliet, though it still took some motivation to read

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certifiedorganic
Mar 02, 2014

I love all things shakespear , even though I am only 12 , I have read many , and each has its jems. READ THIS.

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LTHL
Oct 25, 2010

This is a great book for understanding Shakespeare plays. If I didn't have this book, I would totally be lost and be clueless about what the play was about. The translation is very clear and understandable.

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thoseunknownwinds
Jul 21, 2016

IAGO: "When devils will the blackest sins put on / They do suggest at first with heavenly shows / As I do now. For whiles this honest fool / Plies Desdemona to repair his fortune / And she for him pleads strongly to the Moor, / I’ll pour this pestilence into his ear: / That she repeals him for her body’s lust. / And by how much she strives to do him good, / She shall undo her credit with the Moor. / So will I turn her virtue into pitch, / And out of her own goodness make the net / That shall enmesh them all." (2.3.371-382)

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thoseunknownwinds
Jul 21, 2016

IAGO: "If consequence do but approve my dream, / My boat sails freely both with wind and stream." (2.3.65-66)

SERIAH BRITTANY M SARGENTON Sep 26, 2012

you come carfully upon your hour(1.1.6)

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ladytigressa
Jun 13, 2008

O! beware, my lord, of jealousy;
It is the green-ey'd monster which doth mock
The meat it feeds on.

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Mar 02, 2014

certifiedorganic thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

SERIAH BRITTANY M SARGENTON Sep 26, 2012

SERIAH BRITTANY M SARGENTON thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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SERIAH BRITTANY M SARGENTON Sep 26, 2012

After figuring out that king claudius killed his father, Hamlet becomes mad and plots revenge. Meanwhile everyone thinks that he has become mad over ophelia but thats not the case.

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