Othello: The Moor of Venice

Author(s): William Shakespeare

Drama

This is an intense drama of love, deception, jealousy and destruction. Desdemona's love for Othello, the Moor, transcends racial prejudice; but the envious lago conspires to devastate their lives. In its vivid rendering of racism, sexism, contested identities, and the savagery lurking within civilisation, "Othello" is arguably the most topical and accessible tragedy from Shakespeare's major phase as a dramatist. The play raises uncomfortable questions about ongoing questions of not only racial identity but also sexuality, as Othello and Desdemona's sexual relationship becomes the voyeuristic site of lago's attempt to destroy them.


Product Information

Illustrated throughout by Sir John Gilbert (1817-1897), famous for his depictions of historical scenes. As well as Shakespeare, he illustrated works of Sir Walter Scott, Cervantes, Wilkie Collins and Wordsworth.

General Fields

  • : 9781907360138
  • : CRW Publishing Limited
  • : Collector's Library
  • : March 2011
  • : 150mm X 93mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : April 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 822.33
  • : 822.33
  • : William Shakespeare
  • : Sir John Gilbert
  • : William Shakespeare
  • : Sir John Gilbert
  • : illustrations
  • : illustrations
  • : Hardback
  • : Hardback
  • : 224
  • : 224