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Othello : The New Cambridge Shakespeare - William Shakespeare


The New Cambridge Shakespeare


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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.

List of illustrationsp. viii
Acknowledgementsp. x
Abbreviations and conventionsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Datep. 1
Sourcesp. 2
Othello's racep. 10
The plot and its inconsistenciesp. 14
The play and its criticsp. 17
The language of the playp. 30
Stage historyp. 38
Criticism and productions of Othello since 1984p. 52
Note on the textp. 62
List of charactersp. 64
The Playp. 65
Supplementary notesp. 199
Textual analysisp. 203
Reading listp. 218
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ISBN: 9780521535175
ISBN-10: 0521535174
Series: The New Cambridge Shakespeare
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 233
Published: 4th December 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.7 x 15.7  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised