Adapted for several on-stage and modern film production, Shakespeare's original tragedy Othello, the Moor of Venice, was adapted from an Italian short story that follows the character Othello, an African prince who works in Europe as a general. In Shakespeare's version, Othello is a general in the Venetian army who is persuaded into killing his wife before meeting his own tragic end. Themes of ambition, racism, jealousy and conspiracy run deep in this convoluted tale of love and desire.
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