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Iago (Fictitious character)

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Works: 171 works in 324 publications in 9 languages and 13,354 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Tragedies (Drama)  Television adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Television plays  Made-for-TV movies  Fiction  History  Historical fiction 
Classifications: PR2829.A2, 822.33
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    Othello by William Shakespeare( visu )
    10 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 2,258 libraries worldwide
    In Venice during 1570, Desdemona, daughter of a powerful nobleman, elopes with Othello, a proud Moor celebrated as the city's most awesome warrior. Iago, who has served alongside Othello for a decade, is angered when the general chooses another lieutenant, Cassio, as his second in command. In retribution, Iago sabotages Cassio's promotion and convinces Othello that the handsome officer is cuckolding him. Othello writhes under the tortures Iago has created, and in a fit of jealousy smothers Desdemona, who caresses her beloved husband as she dies
    The apologetics of evil : the case of Iago by Richard Raatzsch( file )
    3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,848 libraries worldwide
    This book is a concise philosophical meditation on Iago and the nature of evil, through the exploration of the enduring puzzle found in Shakespeare's Othello. What drives Iago to orchestrate Othello's downfall? Instead of treating Iago's lack of motive as the play's greatest weakness, The Apologetics of Evil shows how this absence of motive is the play's greatest strength. Richard Raatzsch determines that Iago does not seek a particular end or revenge for a discrete wrong; instead, Iago is governed by a passion for intriguing in itself
    The tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice by William Shakespeare( Book )
    63 editions published between 1852 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 1,727 libraries worldwide
    Othello, a Moorish general in the service of Venice, has married Desdemona, beautiful daughter of a Venetian Senator. But Iago, Othello's malignant ensign, is determined to destroy their happiness
    Othello : character studies by Nick Potter( file )
    5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,264 libraries worldwide
    Othello is a major Shakespearean text, studied widely and often adapted for film and TV and is especially challenging for a multicultural society.€ Othello lends itself to criticism through discussion of the major characters although this study will also focus on recent criticism's analysis of the characters as 'signifiers'.€ The study of the key characters takes the discussion of the text immediately into the central issues of 'otherness', gender, race and power.€ The guide includes: an introductory overview of the text, including a brief discussion of the background to the pla
    Iago: some approaches to the illusion of his motivation by Stanley Edgar Hyman( Book )
    6 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and Spanish and held by 711 libraries worldwide
    Othello by Giuseppe Verdi( visu )
    2 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 584 libraries worldwide
    Desdemona defies her father to marry the Moor of Venice, the mighty warrior, Othello. Iago is determined to bring about the downfall of Othello's new favorite, Cassio, and destroy Othello in the process, by casting aspersions on Othello's new bride
    Iago : a novel by David Snodin( Book )
    4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 580 libraries worldwide
    Having escaped from Cyprus, accused of the murders of the governor, known as the Moor, and his lovely young wife, Iago is now locked in battle with Annibale Malipiero, known as Il Terribile, the chief inquisitor of Italy's greatest city. Is Iago a lone psychopath, or does he lie at the heart of a more widespread Ottoman conspiracy?
    Othello by Trevor Nunn( visu )
    1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 558 libraries worldwide
    Towering screen and stage legend Ian McKellan (The Lord of the Rings, X-Men) stars in this ferocious, deeply human and timeless production of William Shakespeare's classic tragedy from legendary director Trevor Nunn (Les Miserables) and the Royal Shakespeare Company. Noble Moroccan Othello finds his life with beautiful, fiercely loyal Desdemona thrown tragically out of balance when secretly jealous, scheming confidante Iago begins an insidious campaign of lies and treachery. Featuring a gracious and dignified performance from celebrated operatic bass Willard White and a superb Imogen Stubbs as the tragic couple, this award-winning presentation is one of the controversial tale's most acclaimed and powerful interpretations to date. - Container
    Iago ( Book )
    2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 406 libraries worldwide
    Othello by William Shakespeare( Sound Recording )
    15 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and German and held by 368 libraries worldwide
    Iago convinces Othello, the Moor of Venice, that his wife, Desdemona has been unfaithful. Iago is an evil, manipulative character with his own agenda. A plot of jealousy and rage transpires in this classic Shakespearean tale
    Edwin Booth's performances : the Mary Isabella Stone commentaries by Mary Isabella Stone( Book )
    4 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 366 libraries worldwide
    I, Iago by Nicole Galland( Book )
    5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 296 libraries worldwide
    "From the author of The Fool's Tale comes a brilliantly-crafted retelling of Shakespeare's Othello in which the "true" motivations of literature's greatest villain, Iago, are revealed"--
    Disordered heroes in opera : a psychiatric report by John Cordingly( file )
    2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 270 libraries worldwide
    The retired psychiatrist and former music graduate John Cordingly examines twelve operatic heroes under six sub-categories of personality disorder. He justifies his view that they are not 'mad' by tracing the histories of mental disorder, sexuality and Byronism, and by placing each opera within its cultural context. He also considers what professional treatment is needed according to modern criteria. <BR><BR> His gallery of heroes includes the hubristic Otello and Godunov, the psychopathic Iago and Claggart, the schizoid Wozzeck and Grimes, the borderline Werther and Herman, the narcissisticDon Giovanni and Onegin, and the repressed and melancholic Faust and Aschenbach. Each is considered within the overall design of their respective work. Cordingly also probes the reception of each opera and draws comparisons with cases from life. The book is a landmark in being the first of its kind and weaves a fascinating tapestry of concerns. It is also eminently readable.<BR><BR> JOHN CORDINGLY (author) is a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. CLAIRE SEYMOUR (editor) is Head of Senior College at Queen's College London and the author of <I>The Operas of Benjamin Britten</I> [Boydell Press]
    Othello ( visu )
    2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 244 libraries worldwide
    Dramatization of William Shakespeare's play in which the evil Iago plants the seeds of doubt in Othello's mind about Desdemona's fidelity
    Iago & some Shakespearean villains by James Harry Ernest Brock( Book )
    9 editions published between 1937 and 1975 in English and held by 215 libraries worldwide
    The dramatic works of William Shakespeare ( visu )
    in English and held by 208 libraries worldwide
    A dramatization of five of Shakespeare's tragic plays, featuring some of Britain's most distinguished actors and directors
    The masks of Othello: the search for the identity of Othello, Iago, and Desdemona by three centuries of actors and critics by Marvin Rosenberg( Book )
    4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 178 libraries worldwide
    Pt. 1. The beginning. The actor's share -- Othello in the Restoration -- Pt. 2. The Eighteenth Century. The Eighteenth Century actors -- Pt. 3. The Nineteenth Century. Kean -- Macready, Fechter, Irving -- Booth -- Forrest -- Salvini -- The Victorian Iago -- The Victorian Desdemona -- Pt. 4. The Twentieth Century. The modern Othello -- The modern Iago -- Pt. 5. Othello and the critics. In defense of Iago -- In defense of Othello -- In defense of Desdemona -- In defense of the play -- Appendix: A kind word for Bowdler
    Iago : the strategies of evil by Harold Bloom( Book )
    4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 166 libraries worldwide
    From one of the greatest Shakespeare scholars of our time, Harold Bloom presents Othello's Iago, perhaps the Bard's most compelling villain--the fourth in a series of five short books about the great playwright's most significant personalities. In all of literature, few antagonists have displayed the ruthless cunning and unscrupulous deceit of Iago, the antagonist to Othello. Often described as Machiavellian, Iago is a fascinating psychological specimen: at once a shrewd expert of the human mind and yet, himself a deeply troubled man. One of Shakespeare's most provocative and culturally relevant plays, Othello is widely studied for its complex and enduring themes of race and racism, love, trust, betrayal, and repentance. It remains widely performed across professional and community theatre alike and has been the source for many film and literary adaptations. Now award-winning writer and beloved professor Harold Bloom investigates Iago's motives and unthinkable actions with razor-sharp insight, agility, and compassion. Why and how does Iago uses fake news to destroy Othello and several other characters in his path? What can Othello tell us about racism? Bloom is mesmerizing in the classroom, treating Shakespeare's characters like people he has known all his life. He delivers that kind of exhilarating intimacy and clarity in these pages, writing about his shifting understanding--over the course of his own lifetime--of this endlessly compelling figure, so that Iago also becomes an extraordinarily moving argument for literature as a path to and a measure of our humanity. This is a provocative study for our time. -- Publisher description
    Othello by William Shakespeare( Book )
    5 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 129 libraries worldwide
    A popular soldier and newly married man, Othello seems to be in an enviable position. And yet, when his supposed friend sows doubts in his mind about his wife's fidelity, he is gradually consumed with suspicion
    The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice by William Shakespeare( visu )
    1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 109 libraries worldwide
    Part of a series of Shakespeare's plays relying predominantly on North American actors and intended primarily for classroom viewing, this filmed stage performance presents the drama of Othello, a Moorish general in the service of the Venetian state, disdained for his race but valued for his military skills, who secretly weds Desdemona in a mixed-race marriage that offends her father. Jealous of Othello's triumphs and high-standing, and suspicious that his commander may once have bedded his own wife, Othello's scheming lieutenant Iago plots to sabotage Othello's career and marriage, manipulating the doomed Moor into a jealous rage that proves tragic for all involved
 
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