I love Shakespeare but this wasn't my favourite. I still enjoyed it and thought that the characters were incredibly dynamic but Macbeth still has my heart. There's a lot of political intrigue, which isn't unheard of for Shakespeare...nor is a starcrossed romance. Othello is a POC character often referred to with racial slurs. But then praised for his military prowess. With nothing but his charm he woos the daughter of a noble. At this time interracial marriages are decidedly unheard of but in the end its accepted.
The entire crux of the plot falls on the shoulders of a character named Iago who makes it his mission to obliterate everything that Othello holds dear. His family, his career and the man himself. It's tense, dramatic and occasionally ludicrous but I liked it.
If you like family drama as a central plot theme then I highly recommend you give this a go.
Publisher: Oxford School Shakespeare
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Thank-you for reading,