Wednesday, 13 December 2017


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The plot of Shakespeare's Othello (1603) is largely taken from the Italian Giraldi Cinthio's Gli Hecatommithi (1565), a tale of love, jealousy, and betrayal; however, the characters, themes, and attitudes of the two works are vastly different, with Shakespeare's play being a more involved study of human nature and psychology. 
One reason for the overwhelming popularity of the play throughout the ages is that it focuses on two people who defied society in order to follow their own hearts. Read here.

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