Books Like Othello by William Shakespeare | Suggested Reading

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Shakespeare's play The Merchant of Venice (1596) provides another look at the social outsider in the character of Shylock as well as employing a Venetian setting.

Another of Shakespeare's plays, Much Ado About Nothing (1598), features an insidious villain and a jealous lover in a comedic rather than tragic plot.

Shakespeare and Race (2000), edited by Catherine M. S. Alexander and Stanley Wells, offers a historical and cultural examination of Othello as well as several of Shakespeare's other plays.

Aphra Behn's Oroonoko (1688), a novel about a slave who murders his wife and commits suicide, provides an interesting contrast to Shakespeare's work.

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