One of the four great tragedies--alongside Hamlet , King Lear , and Macbeth -- Othello is among the darkest of Shakespeare's plays, illumining the shadows of the gloomiest recesses of the human psyche and serving as a damning indictment of the world in which it was written. A cautionary tale of the destructiveness of sin and the ruinous consequences of bad philosophy, Othello seems to express Shakespeare's rage at the cynicism and brutality of the age in which he lived. From the Machiavellian menace of Iago to the ...

Othello: Ignatius Critical Edition 2015, Ignatius Press

ISBN-13: 9781586177102

Critical edition

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