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Hugh Quarshie, Anton Lesser, Emma Fielding and full cast
Along with Hamlet, King Lear, and Macbeth, Othello is one of Shakespeare's four great tragedies and thus a pillar of what most critics take to be the apex of Shakespeare's dramatic art.
Othello is unique among Shakespeare's great tragedies. Unlike Hamlet, King Lear, and Macbeth, which are set against a backdrop of affairs of state and which reverberate with suggestions of universal human concerns, Othello is set in a private world and focuses on the passions and personal lives of its major figures.
In this classic tale of jealousy and rage, Othello, The Moor of Venice, becomes convinced that his innocent wife, Desdemona, is unfaithful. This widely studied play is one of the most popular in the Shakespeare canon.