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The first quarto of Othello

The first quarto of Othello

Author: William Shakespeare; Scott McMillin
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : No Linguistic Content
This 2001 book presents the first modernized and edited version of the 1622 Othello. By taking this earliest published version of Othello as a book in its own right, Scott McMillin accounts for the mystery of its thousands of differences from the Folio version by arguing that the Quarto was printed from a theatre script reflecting cuts and actors' interpolations made in the playhouse. McMillin explains that the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Named Person: Othello, (Fictitious character from Shakespeare); Othello, (Fictitious character from Shakespeare)
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Shakespeare; Scott McMillin
ISBN: 9781316563977 1316563979
OCLC Number: 1119537913
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 148 pages)
Contents: Acknowledgements; Abbreviations and conventions; Introduction: the textual problem; Q1 and foul papers; Greg sets the standard; Economy in the New Bibliography; Revision or abridgement; New evidence of foul papers?; Grounds for doubt; Walkley, Okes and the 'Cameron Group'; Punctuation; Compositorial prudence; Scribal punctuation and the Barnavelt Manuscript; Other King's-Men plays, 1619-22; Actors' interpolations; Listening; Dictation in the theatres; Mislineation; Playhouse scripts; Summary; Date of the Q1 playscript; Editorial procedure; The Play.
Other Titles: Othello
Responsibility: edited by Scott McMillin.


This 2001 book presents the first modernized and edited version of the 1622 Othello, this edition consists of a detailed introduction, quarto text, select collation and textual notes. An important  Read more...


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'... groundbreaking in the specific area it covers ...' Lukas Erne, University of Geneva

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