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Othello

Author: Harold Bloom; Neil Heims
Publisher: New York : Bloom's Literary Criticism, ©2008.
Series: Bloom's Shakespeare through the ages.
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Provides a plot synopsis, list of characters, and analysis of several key passages, and a selection of the best criticism on Othello through the centuries.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Othello.
New York : Bloom's Literary Criticism, ©2008
(OCoLC)681736129
Named Person: William Shakespeare
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Harold Bloom; Neil Heims
ISBN: 9780791095751 0791095754
OCLC Number: 150255837
Description: xii, 325 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Series introduction --
Introduction / Harold Bloom --
Biography of William Shakespeare --
Summary of Othello --
Key passages in Othello --
List of characters in Othello --
Criticism through the ages --
Othello in the seventeenth century --
From The Diary of Samuel Pepys / Samuel Pepys 1666 --
From A Short View of Tragedy / Thomas Rymer 1693 --
"Some reflections on Mr. Rymer's Short View of Tragedy and an attempt at a vindication of Shakespeare," from "Remarks on the Plays of Shakespear" / Charles Gildon 1694 --
Othello in the eighteenth century --
"On the funeral of Betterton," / Sir Richard Steele / 1710 --
"On the tragedy of Othello," from The Guardian / John Hughes 1713 --
From The Censor / Lewis Theobald 1717 --
"The orphan," from Philosophical Letters / Voltaire 1733 --
Othello (notes), from The Plays of William Shakespear / Samuel Johnson 1765 --
From The Morality of Shakespeare's Drama Illustrated / Elizabeth Griffith 1775. Othello in the nineteenth century --
"Criticisms on Shakespeare's tragedies," from Lectures on Dramatic Art and Literature / August Wilhelm Schlegel 1809 --
"On the tragedies of Shakespeare," from The Reflector / Charles Lamb 1811 --
"Othello," from Characters of Shakespear's Plays / William Hazlitt 1817 --
"Notes on Othello," from Lectures and Notes on Shakspere and Other English Poets / Samuel Taylor Coleridge 1818 --
"The character of Desdemona," from The American Monthly Magazine / John Quincy Adams 1836 --
From William Shakespeare / Victor Hugo 1864 --
From A Study of Shakespeare / Algernon Charles Swinburne 1880 --
"Mainly about Shakespeare," from London Saturday Review / George Bernard Shaw 1897. Othello in the twentieth century --
"Othello," from Shakespearean Tragedy / A.C. Bradley 1904 --
"The hero cheering himself up," from "Shakespeare and the Stoicism of Seneca / T.S. Eliot 1927 --
"The Othello music," from The Wheel of Fire / G. Wilson Knight 1930 --
"The best policy," from Life and Letters To-day / William Empson 1936 --
"Othello," from The Meaning of Shakespeare / Harold C. Goddard 1951 --
"'Othello' : an essay to illustrate a method," from The Hudson Review / Kenneth Burke 1951 --
"Othello : the unheroic tragic hero," from Magic in the Web : Action and Language in Othello / Robert B. Heilman 1956. "The joker in the pack," from Encounter / W.H. Auden 1961 --
"Othello," from A New Mimesis : Shakespeare and the Representation of Reality / A.D. Nuttall 1983 --
"Introduction," from Iago / Harold Bloom 1992 --
Othello in the twenty-first century --
"Othello," from Shakespeare's Language / Frank Kermode 2000 --
Bibliography --
Acknowledgments --
Index.
Series Title: Bloom's Shakespeare through the ages.
Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by Harold Bloom ; volume editor, Neil Heims.
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The most striking difference between "Othello" and Shakespeare's other tragedies is its more intimate scale. Since the play focuses on personal rather than public life, Othello's private descent into  Read more...

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