am 11. Juli 1998
Only Shakespeare, the great master of drama, could sculpt such a fabulous scheme. This play introduces one of the most tragic of characters, Othello. Othello is not the villain, but instead is a noble man who is entangled in a plot in which he knows nothing about and which eventually leads to the downfall of all those directly and indirectly involved. This is a masterful work of art that weaves both suspense and comic relief into one. Even "Macbeth" cannot compare to the tragedy found in "Othello." Othello is a tragic figure in that he is a good and honest man with a single fault that leads to his own destruction. He is too trusting and by trusting in everyone around him he leaves himself open to trickery. Because he himself would never lie and deceive he can never believe that others would lie to and deceive him. Iago, the villain is the perfect evil mastermind who controls the events surrounding his plot with great precision (and a little luck) until the final scenes of the play. I recommend this play to any drama fan and certainly to anyone interested in Shakespeare's great genius.
am 1. August 1998
"Hamlet," "Othello" and "Macbeth" are the best Shakespeare plays ever written. They are filled with deceit and betrayal, especially "Othello," which is the most interesting and easiest to understand. Once you read it you'll understand how gullible Othello is, how betrayed Desdemona feels (and for good reason) and how truly evil Iago is, and also learn how the lives of six people are ruined by a misplaced handkerchief. Now I want to see the movie.