Othello by William Shakespeare

Othello, the Moor of Venice is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in approximately 1603, and based on the Italian short story "Un Capitano Moro" ("A Moorish Captain") by Cinthio, a disciple of Boccaccio, first published in 1565. The work revolves around four central characters: Othello, a Moorish general in the Venetian army; his wife Desdemona; his lieutenant, Cassio; and his trusted ensign Iago. Because of its varied themes — racism, love, jealousy, and betrayal — Othello remains relevant to the present day and is often performed in professional and community theatres alike. The play has also been the basis for numerous operatic, film, and literary adaptations.

The 490th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 12th on 100 Essential Books (Bravo! Magazine)
  2. - Top 100 Works in World Literature (Norwegian Book Clubs, with the Norwegian Nobel Institute)
  3. - The Book of Great Books: A Guide to 100 World Classics (Book)

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