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Othello and interpretive traditions

Author: Edward Pechter
Publisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, ©1999.
Series: Studies in theatre history and culture.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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℗¡During the past twenty years or so, Othello has become the Shakespearean tragedy that speaks most powerfully to our contemporary concerns. Focusing on race and gender (and on class, ethnicity, sexuality, and nationality), the play talks about what audiences want to talk about. Yet at the same time, as refracted through Iago, it forces us to hear what we do not want to hear; like the characters in the play, we  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Pechter, Edward, 1941-
Othello and interpretive traditions.
Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, ©1999
(DLC) 99020943
(OCoLC)40996068
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Pechter
ISBN: 1587292971 9781587292972
OCLC Number: 50416083
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 255 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Preface; Introduction: Othello and Interpretive Traditions; Chapter 1: Othello in Theatrical and Critical History; Chapter 2: Disconfirmation; Chapter 3: lago; Chapter 4: The Fall of Othello; Chapter 5: The "Pity" Act; Chapter 6: Death without Transfiguration; Afterword: Interpretation as Contamination; Appendix: "Character Endures"; Notes; Works Cited; Index.
Series Title: Studies in theatre history and culture.
Responsibility: Edward Pechter.

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This study desribes "Othello's" design and effects in a way that accounts for its power to engage the interests of audiences and readers throughout history. It argues "Othello" is unique in that it  Read more...

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