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Shakespeare, W - Othello (Cambridge, 2003)

Scott McMillin has added a new section on key events in scholarship and theater since the 1980s (including international, political, feminist and postcolonial analysis) to this updated edition of Shakespeare’s Othello. The influence of historicism and cultural materialism are also taken into account, and a complete description of performances of the play on stage, film and television considers the issue of the interracial casting of main characters.

First Edition Hb (1984): 0-521-22339-3

First Edition Pb (1984): 0-521-29454-1

ISBN-13: 978-0521535175
ISBN-10: 0521535174

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Shakespeare, W – Othello (Oxford, 2006)

This is the first scholarly edition of Othello to give full attention to the play’s bold treatment of racial themes. Designed to meet the needs of theatre professionals, the edition includes an extensive performance history, a commentary illuminating the complexities of Shakespeare’s language, and appendices on music in the play and a full translation of the Italian novella from which the story derives.

  • The first scholarly edition of Othello to give full attention to the play’s bold treatment of racial themes, which make it a work of particular interest to theatre directors and scholars alike.
  • The text has been freshly edited, collating the 1622 Quarto and the 1623 Folio, and also making full use of the Second Quarto (1632).
  • The extensive introduction stresses the public dimensions of the tragedy, paying particular attention to its treatment of colour and social relations.
  • Extensive performance history, designed to meet the needs of theatre professionals and students.
  • Appendices on dating problems, music in the play, and a fresh translation of the Italian novella from which the story derives, Giraldi Cinthio’s Hecatommithi
  • Detailed commentary alerts readers to the play’s theatrical life, as well as its rich language and word-play.

ISBN: 9780199535873

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Shakespeare, W - Othello (Penguin, 2001)

Inexorably poisoned against the woman he loves by his trusted friend Iago, Shakespeare’s Othello is a timeless tragic figure. This Penguin Shakespeare edition is edited by Kenneth Muir with an introduction by Tom McAlindon. ‘O! beware, my lord, of jealousy; It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock The meat it feeds on.’ A popular soldier and newly married man, Othello seems to be in an enviable position. And yet, when his supposed friend Iago sows doubts in his mind about his wife Desdemona’s fidelity, and his friend Cassio’s true intentions, he is gradually consumed by suspicion. In this powerful tragedy, innocence is corrupted and trust is eroded as every relationship is drawn into a tangled web of jealousies. This book contains a general introduction to Shakespeare’s life and Elizabethan theatre, a separate introduction to Othello, a chronology, suggestions for further reading, an essay discussing performance options on both stage and screen, and a commentary. William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was born to John Shakespeare and Mary Arden some time in late April 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon. He wrote about 38 plays (the precise number is uncertain), many of which are regarded as the most exceptional works of drama ever produced, including Romeo and Juliet (1595), Henry V (1599), Hamlet (1601), Othello (1604), King Lear (1606) and Macbeth (1606), as well as a collection of 154 sonnets, which number among the most profound and influential love-poetry in English. If you enjoyed Othello, you might like Richard III, also available in Penguin Shakespeare. ‘Uncannily brilliant … truly fascinating because it makes evil specific and precise and human’ Sam Mendes, director of American Beauty

eISBN : 978-0-140-71463-0

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Shakespeare, W - Othello (Yale, 2005)

“A drama . . . get[s] Yale’s red-carpet treatment.”—Library Journal

One of the most powerful dramas ever written for the stage, Othello is a story of revenge, illusion, passion, mistrust, jealousy, and murder. If in Iago Shakespeare created the most compelling villain in Western literature, in Othello and Desdemona he gave us our most tragic and unforgettable lovers. This extensively annotated version of Othello makes the play completely accessible to readers in the twenty-first century.

Eminent linguist and translator Burton Raffel offers generous help with vocabulary, pronunciation, and prosody and provides alternative readings of phrases and lines. His on-page annotations give readers all the tools they need to comprehend the play and begin to explore its many possible interpretations. In his introduction, Raffel delves into the interpretive disagreement over Othello‘s origins and provides an analysis of the characters Desdemona and Iago. In a concluding essay, Harold Bloom engages our attraction to both power and tragedy in his discussion of Iago, Shakespeare’s “radical invention.”

Burton Raffel was Distinguished Professor of Arts and Humanities Emeritus and Professor of English Emeritus at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Among his many edited and translated publications are Poems and Prose from the Old English, Cligès, Lancelot, Perceval, Erec and Enide, and Yvain, all published by Yale University Press.

Harold Bloom was Sterling Professor of the Humanities at Yale University and Berg Professor of English at New York University, and the author of many books, including The Western Canon, Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human, and Where Shall Wisdom Be Found?

ISBN: 9780300108071

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