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THE SIGNIFICANCE OF
0THELLO

and a book to be read by men and women, for three and a half centuries.
Othello has been described as Shakespeare's most perfect play. Critics of dramatic structure have praised it for its attention to the main theme without irrelevant distractions. Many Elizabethan plays had rambling subplots and much extraneous detail to amuse the groundlings. Othello avoids all irrelevancies and the action moves swiftly from the first scene to the denouement. We never get lost in a multiplicity of incidents or a multitude of characters. Our attention remains centered on the arch villainy of Iago and his plot to plant in Othello's mind a corroding belief in his wife's faithlessness. In the working out of this plot, the author maintains suspense until the very end. The characters are distinctly drawn and the contrasts are clear and vivid. No obscurity in language, characterization, or presentation befuddles the spectator or the reader. In Othello, Shakespeare displayed the skill of a genius in play construction, a skill that he himself did not always take the trouble to exert. It is no wonder that Othello is a favorite of playgoers and readers alike.
Elizabethan dramatists were fond of portraying characters of consummate evil, and if they could lay the scenes in Italy, all the better, because the literature and legend of the day were filled with stories of the wickedness of Italy. Garbled interpretations of Machiavelli were quoted in pzocynical ruthlessness. The deeds of Alexander VI, Cesare Borgia, Lucrezia Borgia, and many others were a stock in trade of storytellers fascinated with sensational iniquity. To Englishmen, both those who traveled and those who stayed at home and listened, Renaissance Italy possessed a hypnotic

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