Many guides dictate the meanings of Shakespeare's scenes and translate his rich language into more ordinary speech. But A Guide to Reading Shakespeare's Othello gives readers the tools to understand the play for themselves. A sequence of carefully designed questions for each scene helps readers grasp the play's individual lines and larger ideas; an introduction to figurative language offers techniques to comprehend Shakespeare's abundant imagery; an introduction to meter provides the essentials needed to hear the meanings rhythm adds to speeches; and a description of the earliest texts of the play, printed in 1622 and 1623, illustrates how a modern edition of Othello is produced. A Guide to Reading Shakespeare's Othello gives readers the methods and the confidence to arrive at their own interpretations of Shakespeare's great tragedy.
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