9781402201028 / 1402201028

Othello (The Sourcebooks Shakespeare; Book & CD)


Publisher:Sourcebooks MediaFusion



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About the book:

The Sourcebooks Shakespeare brings the Shakespeare page to life. This remarkable edition of Othello is both the easiest way to understand the play and the best way to experience the full power and depth of the play.

This dynamic book includes an integrated audio CD that showcases key scenes from great performances past and present. You'll experience the play like never before-it's the next best thing to seeing the play performed live.

Each book offers:
* The full play, with line notes and a concurrent glossary
* Scholars and theatre producers discussing the play and popular culture
* Comments from every cast member of a current production.

This is also a very visual text, including:
* Photographs from great performances
* Costume designs and set renderings from different productions
* Production notes that take you inside the stage experience

Exclusive to The Sourcebooks Shakespeare and like no other edition of Othello, our audio CD and unique focus on the play as performed on the stage and on film brings the play to life.

* One of the greatest Othellos of our time: Paul Robeson, from a 1944 production
* An 1890 private recording of Edwin Booth reciting Othello's speech to the Senate
* F. Scott Fitzgerald reciting Othellos speech to the Senate

Narrated by Sir Derek Jacobi

* About the seminal 1987 production in South Africa, in an essay written by the director herself, Janet Suzman
* And see how the 2005 cast from Actors From the London Stage approaches the play

* Photographs from the 1987 Johannesburg Othello
* Photographs from The Shakespeare Theatres 1997-98 season starring Patrick Stewart as Othello
* Set designs from Orson Welles 1951 production in London

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