Othello : authoritative text, sources and contexts, criticism / William Shakespeare ; edited by Edward Pechter

Author(s): Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
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Subjects: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Othello
Venice (Italy)--Drama
Othello
Othello (Fictitious character)--Drama
Othello (Fictitious character)
Interracial marriage--Drama
Jealousy--Drama
Muslims--Drama
Shakespeare, William, Othello
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2004
Series: A Norton critical edition
Norton critical edition
LC Classification: P, PR
Table of Contents: List of Illustrations
Preface
A Note on the Text
The Text of Othello
The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice 2
Textual Commentary 119
Textual Notes 123
Sources and Contexts
Othello in Its Own Time 129
The Moor of Venice / Giraldi Cinthio 151
Criticism
Othello in Critical History 165
"A Bloody Farce" / Thomas Rymer 201
Comments on Rymer's Othello / Charles Gildon 210
Shakespeare, the Rules, and Othello / Samuel Johnson 216
Othello's Color: Theatrical versus Literary Representation / Charles Lamb 221
Iago, Heroic Tragedy, and Othello / William Hazlitt 222
Comments on Othello / Samuel Taylor Coleridge 230
"The Most Painfully Exciting and the Most Terrible" of Shakespeare's Tragedies / A. C. Bradley 235
"The Last Great Speech of Othello" / T. S. Eliot 244
Othello: An Essay to Illustrate a Method / Kenneth Burke 244
Othello and Colour Prejudice / G. K. Hunter 248
Othello's Handkerchief: "The Recognizance and Pledge of Love" / Lynda E. Boose 262
Othello's Occupation: Shakespeare and the Romance of Chivalry / Mark Rose 275
"Nay, That's Not Next": Othello, [5.2] in Performance, 1760-1900 / James R. Siemon 289
Unproper Beds: Race, Adultery, and the Hideous in Othello / Michael Neill 306
Othello and Hamlet: Dilation, Spying and the "Secret Place" of Woman / Patricia Parker 329
Charivari and the Comedy of Abjection in Othello / Michael D. Bristol 350
"Too Much Violence": Murdering Wives in Othello / Edward Pechter 366
Selected Bibliography 389
Additional Authors: Pechter, Edward, 1941-
Notes: LCCN: 2003054117
ISBN: 0393976157 (pbk.)
ISBN: 9780393976151 (pbk.)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 389-407)
Contents: List of illustrations -- Preface -- Note on the text -- Text of Othello -- Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice -- Textual commentary -- Textual notes -- Sources and contexts -- Othello in its own time / Giraldi Cinthio -- [The Moor of Venice] -- Criticism: Othello in Critical History / Thomas Rymer -- ["A Bloody Farce"] / Charles Gildon -- [Comments on Rymer's Othello] / Samuel Johnson -- [Shakespeare, the Rules, and Othello] / Charles Lamb -- [Othello's Color: Theatrical versus Literary Representation] / William Hazlitt -- [Iago, Heroic Tragedy, and Othello] / Samuel Taylor Coleridge -- [Comments on Othello] / A.C. Bradley -- ["The Most Painfully Exciting and the Most Terrible" of Shakespeare's Tragedies] / T.S. Eliot -- ["The Last Great Speech of Othello"] / Kenneth Burke -- Othello: Essay to illustrate a method / G.K. Hunter -- Othello and colour prejudice / Lynda E. Boos's Occupation: Shakespeare and the Romance of Chivalry / James R. Siemon -- "Nay, That's Not Next": Othello, [5.2] in Performance, 1760-1900 / Michael Neill -- Unproper Beds: Race, Adultery, and the Hideous in Othello / Patricia Parker -- Othello and Hamlet: Dilation, Spying and the "Secret Place" of Woman / Michael D. Bristol -- Charivari and the Comedy of Abjection in Othello / Edward Pechter -- "Too Much Violence": Murdering wives in Othello -- Selected bibliography
Summary: Presents the text of Shakespeare's tragedy in which Othello, a Moorish general, is led by a jealous and evil ensign to believe his wife, Desdemona, has been unfaithful, and includes explanatory notes, background, critical essays, and other reference material
Physical Description: xvii, 407 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
OCLC Number: 52410198
ISBN/ISSN: 0393976157
9780393976151

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