This new and beautifully illustrated edition of Othello, from the trusted Gill Shakespeare Focus series, expertly assists students in understanding Shakespeare’s great tragedy and thoroughly prepares them for the Leaving Certificate exam.
Detailed scene-by-scene analysis:
◆ Introductory overview
◆ Summary and in-depth Critical Analysis
◆ Study of Shakespeare’s Language
◆ Key Quotes plus commentary
◆ Exam-style questions and Sample Paragraphs with Examiner’s Comments
Essential study notes:
◆ Characters – analytical study
◆ Central Themes and Issues
◆ Dramatic Techniques (Irony, Soliloquies)
◆ Othello as a Comparative Text – modes defined, exemplar paragraphs with Examiner’s Comments
◆ Exam Technique – giving guidance on how to achieve top marks with notes on purposeful use of
key scenes, paragraphing succinctly and quoting effectively
◆ Full Sample Essays – marked and graded with invaluable Examiner’s Comments
◆ Sample answer plans and paragraphs – enable students to scaffold successful answers
◆ Sample Leaving Certificate exam questions
Most in-depth Comparative Study notes and tips
Only edition to feature Examiner’s Comments
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Martin Kieran and Frances Rocks are experienced teachers and examiners who have written several Leaving Certificate English textbooks, including Language Lessons (HL) and the Gill Poetry Focus series. Martin has worked for many years at both Senior Advising and Chief Advising levels for Leaving Certificate (HL) English. Frances delivers in-service workshops for second-level teachers of English throughout the country.