Othello was one of the first plays I was exposed to when I was younger. It has murder, suicide, intrigue and things that would get a teenager into Shakespeare. <p> This is an exceptional version. Its formatted nicely and is easy to read. <p> Iago is one of my favorite of Shakespeares characters. Hes the villain that uses his deep understanding of human nature to engineer the downfall of his enemies, leading them tenderly by the nose[paraphrased]. Without lifting a finger himself, he brings about the deaths of a bunch of people, and is a complicated person because you admire him for his cleverness but you pity him for his unhappiness. <p> I ended up feeling contemptuous of the other characters who are virtuous but too easily manipulated. From the beginning of the play you sense that everyone is doomed, and watching this car wreck happen in slow motion is a good read. <p> Thus far, Othellos my favorite free Shakespeare play. I missed how much of a jerk Iago was, and all the deception that lead to Othello killing Desdemona. <p> Really, if you enjoy Shakespeares plays, then youll enjoy Othello.