All you need to know about William Shakespeare's Othello is in this advanced guide to the text. Connell Guides are advanced guide books that offer sophisticated analysis and broad critical perspectives for higher-level GCSE and A Level English Literature students. Written by leading academics, Connell Guides are clear, concise and beautifully designed to help students understand, and enjoy, great works of literature. They are perfect for coursework, revision and exam preparation. Connell Guides are also great reads themselves scholarly, yet approachable and entertaining.
In the 400 years since Othello was written, thousands of critics have expended millions of words arguing about it. The aim of this short guide is to put these arguments in perspective. Drawing on more than thirty years of experience teaching and writing about Shakespeare, Graham Bradshaw outlines, in a clear and enjoyable way, the most interesting critical opinions. Taking these opinions into account, he also offers his own incisive and convincing view of the play. This book is a must-read for any students of Shakespeare and for any theatregoers who want to enhance the pleasure they get from seeing these astonishing works in performance.