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Othello : a contextual history

Author: Virginia Mason Vaughan
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Shakespeare's Othello has exercised a powerful fascination over audiences for centuries with its intense portrayal of passionate love and destructive jealousy. This study is a major exercise in the historicization of Othello. Initially the author examines the early Jacobean context of the play, and the discourses which formed its writing. Circulating simultaneously in late Renaissance London were accounts of
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Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William (1564-1616) Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Virginia Mason Vaughan
ISBN: 0521460697 9780521460699 0521587085 9780521587082
OCLC Number: 29636793
Description: xiv, 243 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Global discourse: Venetians and Turks --
Military discourse: knights and mercenaries --
Racial discourse: Black and white --
Marital discourse: husbands and wives --
Othello in restoration England --
Amateur versus professional: the Delaval Othello --
William Charles Macready and the domestic Othello --
Salvini, Irving, and the dissociation of intellect --
"The Ethiopian Moor": Paul Robeson's Othello --
Orson Welles and the patriarchal eye --
Othello for the 1990s: Trevor Nunn's 1989 Royal Shakespeare Company production.
Responsibility: Virginia Mason Vaughan.
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