Othello | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Barbara D. Phillips

This literature criticism consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis & critique of Othello.
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Critical Essay by Barbara D. Phillips

SOURCE: Phillips, Barbara D. “Review of Othello.Wall Street Journal (12 December 2001): A15.

In the following review of the 2001 Public Theater staging of Othello, Phillips notes the “austere power” of director Doug Hughes's production, but laments the lack of a more compelling Othello to match Liev Schreiber's masterful Iago.

Othello is Shakespeare's most intimate tragedy, one in which the audience is made privy from the start to Iago's corrosive envy and hatred, his malign manipulations unrestrained by moral bounds. And it is the playwright's most concentrated drama, one in which the villain makes quick work of love, loyalty and honor as he destroys a forthright war hero and his innocent young bride using a stealthy arsenal of artful insinuation, pregnant pauses and a handkerchief embroidered with...

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