The Back of the Book: ‘Look to her, Moor, if thou hast eyes to see. / She has deceived her father, and may thee.’
A popular soldier and a newly married man, Othello seems to be in an enviable position. And yet, when his supposed friend sows doubts in his mind about his wife’s fidelity, he is gradually consumed by suspicion. In this powerful tragedy, innocence is corrupted and trust is eroded as every relationship is drawn into a tangled web of jealousies.
This book includes a general introduction to Shakespeare’s life and the Elizabethan theatre, a separate introduction to Othello, a chronology suggestions for further reading, an essay discussing performance options on both stage and screen and a commentary.