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Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616200310UU
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Lively, instructive access to Shakespeare's rich and complex works. Lively, instructive access to Shakespeare's rich and complex works. Professor Sanders provides a full analysis of the textual problem and theories of transmission of Othello, and offers possible solutions to the stylistic and racial problems which face modern readers and spectators. His edition includes contemporary maps of Venice and Cyprus, photographs of famous actors who have played the leading roles, and reconstructions of staging at the Globe and Blackfriars Theatres. For this updated edition, Scott McMillin has added a new section on the key events in both scholarship and theatre since the 1980s, including political, feminist and postcolonial treatments in various parts of the world. The influence of new historicism and cultural materialism are also taken into account, and a description of performances of the play on stage, film and television tackles the issue of black/white casting of the main characters.
Main title:
Othello / William Shakespeare; edited by Norman Sanders.
2nd revised edition.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2003.
236 pages : 23 halftones ; 23 x15 x2 cm.
Previous edition : 1984.
List of illustrations-- Acknowledgements-- Abbreviations and conventions-- Introduction: Date-- Sources-- Othello's race-- The plot and its inconsistencies-- The play and its critics-- The language of the play-- Stage history-- Criticism and productions of Othello since 1984 by Scott McMillin-- Note on the text-- List of characters-- THE PLAY-- Supplementary notes-- Textual analysis-- Reading list.
9780521535175 (pbk)0521535174 (pbk)
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Othello (Fictitious character) - DramaMuslims - DramaJealousy - DramaVenice (Italy) - Drama
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