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Othello, the Moor of Venice

Author: William Shakespeare; Michael Neill
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; Oxford ; New York [N.Y.] : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Othello, a Moorish general in the service of Venice, has married Desdemona, beautiful daughter of a Venetian Senator. But Iago, Othello's malignant ensign, is determined to destroy their happiness.

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Genre/Form: Drama
Named Person: William Shakespeare; Othello, (Fictitious character from Shakespeare); William Shakespeare; Othello, (Fictitious character from Shakespeare)
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Shakespeare; Michael Neill
ISBN: 9780198129202 0198129203 9780192814517 0192814516
OCLC Number: 58998770
Notes: Playscript.
Editor is at University of Auckland.
Text is based on the 1623 First Folio of the play.
Description: x, 491 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Reception --
Sources --
Setting, characters, and plot --
The time scheme --
The play in performance --
Playing black --
Othello and Iago --
Desdemona --
Emilia and Bianca --
Cassio and Roderigo --
Interpretation --
Reading blackness --
"Othello" and discovery --
"Othello" and the monstrous --
Place, office, and occupation --
Love, service, and identity --
The place of women --
Conclusion --
Editorial procedures --
Abbreviations and references --
The tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice --
Appendix A. The date of the play --
Appendix B. The texts of the play --
The textual problem --
Quarto and Folio --
The scholarly debate --
Conclusion --
Appendix C. Giraldi Cinthio : "Gli Hecatommithi," third decade, seventh novella / translated by Bruno Ferraro --
Appendix D. The music in the play / Linda Phyllis Austern --
Appendix E. Alterations to lineation --
Appendix F. Longer notes.
Other Titles: Othello
Responsibility: edited by Michael Neill.
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Emphasises "Othello's" bold treatment of racial themes. Suitable for theatre professionals as well as general readers, this work includes a performance history, a commentary illuminating the  Read more...


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Prof. Neill's edition is complete with an introduction that is both learned and well-written and the footnotes are helpful especially for those approaching the play for the first time. * Contemporary Read more...

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