生性直爽？品格高尚的奧瑟羅將軍，與威尼斯小姐苔絲夢娜結婚後，卻因為大膽？狡詐的軍官埃古，對奧瑟羅的煽動教唆，而使原本幸福的婚姻，蒙上了嫉妒的陰影，奧瑟羅的猜忌使婚姻走上了毀滅之途，更甚而殺死了無辜的妻子，留下了令人悲憤的結局。《奧瑟羅》是莎士比亞在1604年所寫的四大悲劇之一，莎士比亞在《奧瑟羅》中創造出奧瑟羅與埃古全然不同的兩種人物典型，全劇並圍繞在「家庭」、「嫉妒」兩大主題中發展，也許莎翁早就洞悉，嫉妒便是人心最大的弱點吧！ Review 'Informative, thought-provoking and humane.' - Dr Colin Burrow, University of Oxford, UK Product Description This is the first edition of "Othello" to be developed by and for the RSC, the world's leading Shakespeare theatre company and it includes unique material to help the reader understand and enjoy Shakespeare on the stage as well as on the page. The book is illustrated with photographs of classic and unusual performances; contains outstanding on-page notes which explain words and phrases unfamiliar to a modern audience, including the slang, political references and bawdy humour often ignored or censored in competing editions; includes scene-by-scene summary, offering an easily understandable way into the play; presents a completely new introduction by Jonathan Bate, exploring the text and critical debates around it; contains a summary of the play's performance history, at the RSC and elsewhere; and features interviews with important Shakespearean directors Trevor Nunn, Michael Attenborough and Luk Perceval discussing key productions at the RSC.Developed by and for the Royal Shakespeare Company, this new edition of Shakespeare's classic tragedy includes an introduction from Jonathan Bate, interviews with senior directors Trevor Nunn, Michael Attenborough and Luk Perceval, and suggestions for further reading, to offer new perspectives on one of Shakespeare's best-loved plays.
About the Author
JONATHAN BATE is Professor of Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature, University of Warwick, UK, and the editor of The RSC Shakespeare: The Complete Works. He has held visiting posts at Harvard, Yale and UCLA and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, a Fellow of the British Academy, an Honorary Fellow of St Catherine's College, Cambridge, and a Governor and Board member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. A prominent critic, award-winning biographer and broadcaster, he is the author of several books on Shakespeare, including The Genius of Shakespeare (Picador), which was praised by Sir Peter Hall, founder of the RSC, as "the best modern book on Shakespeare." In June 2006 he was awarded a CBE by HM The Queen 'for services to Higher Education'. ERIC RASMUSSEN is Professor of English at the University of Nevada, USA, and the Textual Editor of The RSC Shakespeare: The Complete Works. He is co-editor of the Norton Anthology of English Renaissance Drama and has edited volumes in both the Arden Shakespeare and Oxford World's Classics series. He is the General Textual Editor of the Internet Shakespeare Editions project - one of the most visited Shakespeare websites in the world. For over nine years he has written the annual review of editions and textual studies for the Shakespeare Survey.