The timeless, tragic story of Othello, the mighty Moor, Desdemona, his faithful bride, and Iago, the evil manipulator, has the elements and excitement of a modern thriller-an elopement, passion, prejudice, insane jealousy, murder, and suicide. Now you can follow the intriguing action and savor Othello in an easy-to-understand translation that makes reading it quick and painless. Other aids make following the action and grasping the meaning a snap: A brief synopsis of the plot and action
A comprehensive character list that describes the characteristics, motivations, and actions of each major player
A visual character map that shows the relationships of major characters
A cycle-of-death graphic that pinpoints the sequence of deaths and includes who dies, how they die, and why
Reflective questions that help you understand the themes of the play With Shakespeare on the Double! Othello, you'll understand Othello wisely, well, and easily.
End your struggle with the Bard’s prose and enjoy a timeless thriller filled with passion, prejudice, insane jealousy, murder, and suicide. Shakespeare on the Double! Othello includes an easy-to-understand modern English translation alongside the original Shakespearian text so that you can read only the translation, read the translation with the original text, or tackle the original text, referring only to the translation when you’re stumped. A comprehensive character list describes the traits of each major character, a visual map depicts relationships, and review questions reinforce important information so you won’t miss the action.
Mary Ellen Snodgrass is an award-winning author of textbooks and general
reference works, and a former columnist for the Charlotte Observer. A
member of Phi Beta Kappa, she graduated magna cum laude from the
University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Appalachian State
University, and holds degrees in English, Latin, psychology, and the education
of gifted children.