Classics in Brief

Classics in Brief

These are the books you SHOULD have read… but didn’t. Or maybe you read them, but it was 20 years ago… and everything you learned 20 years ago took a backseat to figuring out your Friday night plans.

We get it. That’s why we have our Classics in Brief book club. With the help of our super-well-read-and-educated staff, we choose some of the great Classics of literature… all kept short.  Just because you might not have time to read War and Peace doesn’t mean you can’t read ANY Tolstoy! Join us as we work our way through a range of old and new classics that won’t monopolize your reading list!

What We're Reading:  Othello, by William Shakespeare

Event date: 
Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 7:00pm
Othello (The Pelican Shakespeare) Cover Image
By William Shakespeare, Russ Mcdonald (Editor), Russ Mcdonald (Introduction by), Stephen Orgel (Series edited by), A. R. Braunmuller (Series edited by)
$10.00
ISBN: 9780143128618
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Classics - October 4th, 2016

In Othello, Shakespeare creates a powerful drama of a marriage that begins with fascination (between the exotic Moor Othello and the Venetian lady Desdemona), with elopement, and with intense mutual devotion and that ends precipitately with jealous rage and violent deaths. He sets this story in the romantic world of the Mediterranean, moving the action from Venice to the island of Cyprus and giving it an even more exotic coloring with stories of Othello's African past.