‘If we wish to know the force of human genius we should read Shakespeare’ William Hazlitt
A soldier of great standing 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 tragedy of strange, ornate beauty and remarkable psychological power, innocence is corrupted, and goodness and happiness are wantonly destroyed.
Used and Recommended by the National Theatre
General Editor Stanley Wells
Edited by Kenneth Muir
Introduction by Tom McAlindon