This edition accurately reproduces the first folio of Shakespeare's play, "Othello", letter for letter, dot for dot, but does so in modern type. Thus, what Shakespeare actually intended is revealed to modern readers. As a further aid to understanding, on each opposite page, the same text appears but this time in a fully modernized version. This modern edition offers a useful safety net whenever the folio becomes problematic. The volume also contains two introductions - one to the series and one to the particular play - textual notes, an appendix giving variant versions from the Quarto where appropriate and a facsimile page from the first folio.