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Short Description for Othello Developed by and for the RSC, this new edition of Shakespeare's classic tragedy includes an introduction from Jonathan Bate, interviews with directors Trevor Nunn and Michael Attenborough and actor Anthony Sher, and suggestions for further reading, to offer new perspectives on one of Shakespeare's best-loved plays.
- Published: 26 August 2009
- Format: Paperback 240 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780230576223 ISBN 10: 0230576222
- Sales rank: 141,753
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Full description for Othello
From the Royal Shakespeare Company -- a fresh new edition of Shakespeare's magnificent tragedy of love, jealousy and explosive racial politics THIS EDITION INCLUDES: / An illuminating introduction to Othello by award-winning scholar Jonathan Bate / The play - with clear and authoritative explanatory notes on each page / A helpful scene-by-scene analysis and key facts about the play / An introduction to Shakespeare's career and the Elizabethan theatre / A rich exploration of approaches to staging the play featuring photographs of key productions The most enjoyable way to understand a Shakespeare play is to see it or participate in it. This unique edition presents a historical overview of Othello in performance, recommends film versions, takes a detailed look at specific productions and includes interviews with two leading directors and an actor-- Trevor Nunn, Michael Attenborough and Antony Sher -- so that we may get a sense of the extraordinary variety of interpretations that are possible, a variety that gives Shakespeare his unique capacity to be reinvented and made 'our contemporary' four centuries after his death. Ideal for students, theatre-goers, actors and general readers, the RSC Shakespeare plays offer an accessible and contemporary approach to reading and rediscovering Shakespeare's works for the twenty-first century.