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Annotation: Retells the Shakespeare play in which a jealous general is duped by his chief lieutenant into thinking that his wife has been unfaithful.
Catalog Number: #5859975
Format: Paperback
No other formats available
Publisher: Penguin
Copyright Date: 2016
Edition Date: 2016
Pages: lviii, 145 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 0-14-312861-2
ISBN 13: 978-0-14-312861-8
Dewey: 822.3
LCCN: 2016286277
Dimensions: 20 cm.
Language: English
Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Reading Level: 9.0
Interest Level: 9-12
Performed by Hugh QuarshieAnton LesserEmma Fielding and full castSecond in Shakespeare's great sequence of tragedies. It differs markedly from the others in its essentially domestic milieu—the story unfolds with suffocatingly close intensity, unrelieved by the religious or metaphysical context we expect to find. Although a swift-paced play, the emotion-filled action is not lacking. From love and passion, nobility and purity, to deception, tragedy and murder, this widely studied play is one of the best sellers of the Shakespearean canon.Othello Hugh QuarshieDesdemona Emma FieldingIago Anton LesserEmilia Patience TomlinsonCassio/2nd Senator Roger MayBianca Alison PettitDuke of Venice/ 2nd Gentleman/Herald Roy Spencer Brabantio/3rd Gentleman/Gratiano Peter YappRoderigo/1st Gentleman/Sailor John McAndrewLodovico/1st Musician/1st Senator/Messenger Stephen ThorneMontano/Messenger/Clown Jonathan Keeble

Excerpted from Othello by William Shakespeare
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The New York Theater Workshop's production of Othello, starring Daniel Craig and David Oyelowo, and directed by Tony award-winning director Sam Gold, opened in November 2016. This production was sponsored in part by The Pelican Shakespeare series and Penguin Classics.

Winner of the 2016 AIGA + Design Observer 50 Books | 50 Covers competition

Gold Medal Winner of the 3x3 Illustration Annual No. 14

This edition of Othello is edited with an introduction and notes by Russ McDonald and was recently repackaged with cover art by Manuja Waldia. Waldia received a Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators for the Pelican Shakespeare series.

The legendary Pelican Shakespeare series features authoritative and meticulously researched texts paired with scholarship by renowned Shakespeareans. Each book includes an essay on the theatrical world of Shakespeare’s time, an introduction to the individual play, and a detailed note on the text used. Updated by general editors Stephen Orgel and A. R. Braunmuller, these easy-to-read editions incorporate over thirty years of Shakespeare scholarship undertaken since the original series, edited by Alfred Harbage, appeared between 1956 and 1967. With stunning new covers, definitive texts, and illuminating essays, the Pelican Shakespeare will remain a valued resource for students, teachers, and theater professionals for many years to come.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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