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UNDERSTANDING SHAKESPEARE: OTHELLO
Everyone should be familiar with the timeless works of William Shakespeare. Now with Understanding Shakespeare, everyone can! The Tragedy Series brings four of Shakespeare’s greatest plays to life, with the skilled help of classically trained actors and internationally renowned Shakespearean scholars. Key scenes are acted, then analyzed and interpreted throughout the play. Insightful comments help explain meaning, characters, motives, background action and plot. Whether or nor you’ve read Shakespeare before, this program is the best way to understand, appreciate and enjoy the majesty of his great tragedies.
Othello presents the timeless battle of good versus evil. The sinister Iago is pitted against Othello, a man of honor. Yet Othello “loved not wisely, but too well,” perhaps his tragic flaw. Iago, the classic Shakespearean antagonist, manipulates Othello’s trust until it becomes a fit of deadly jealousy and rage that causes him to murder his loving wife Desdemona. Shakespeare’s display of dramatic, situational and verbal irony makes Othello one of his most fascinating works.
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