Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439116913

Category: Drama

Page: 368

View: 5868

In Othello, Shakespeare creates powerful drama from a marriage between the exotic Moor Othello and the Venetian lady Desdemona that begins with elopement and mutual devotion and ends with jealous rage and death. Shakespeare builds many differences into his hero and heroine, including race, age, and cultural background. Yet most readers and audiences believe the couple's strong love would overcome these differences were it not for Iago, who sets out to destroy Othello. Iago's false insinuations about Desdemona's infidelity draw Othello into his schemes, and Desdemona is subjected to Othello's horrifying verbal and physical assaults. The authoritative edition of Othello from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers, is now available as an ebook. Features include: · The exact text of the printed book for easy cross-reference · Hundreds of hypertext links for instant navigation · Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play · Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play · Scene-by-scene plot summaries · A key to famous lines and phrases · An introduction to reading Shakespeare’s language · Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s vast holdings of rare books · An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the pla


Critical Essays

Author: Philip Kolin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136536310

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 472

View: 3739

Including twenty-one groundbreaking chapters that examine one of Shakespeare's most complex tragedies. Othello: Critical Essays explores issues of friendship and fealty, love and betrayal, race and gender issues, and much more.


Author: Lois Potter

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719027260

Category: Drama

Page: 242

View: 748

Of all Shakespeare's tragedies, Othello, with its issues of racism, jealousy and sexual stereotyping seems most immediate to contemporary audiences. This book examines variations of the play which reflect or challenge views about race and gender.

OTHELLO (Zweisprachige Ausgabe: Deutsch-Englisch)

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN: 8027215056

Category: Drama

Page: 320

View: 7210

"Othello, der Mohr von Venedig" ist ein Theaterstück von William Shakespeare, das um 1603 verfasst wurde. Das Stück handelt vom dunkelhäutigen Feldherren Othello, der aus wahnhafter und durch den Intriganten Jago beförderter Eifersucht seine Geliebte Desdemona tötet und dann sich selbst. - The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in approximately 1603, and based on the Italian short story Un Capitano Moro. The story, set in 16th-century Venice and Cyprus, tells about a black general in the Italian army, Othello, and what happened between him and his wife, Desdemona. - William Shakespeare (1564-1616) war ein englischer Dramatiker, Lyriker und Schauspieler. - William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an English poet, playwright and actor.


A Tragedy, in Five Acts

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: N.A



Page: 74

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Author: Shane Barnes,Aidan Coleman,William Shakespeare

Publisher: Insight Publications

ISBN: 1921088540

Category: Drama

Page: 218

View: 8431

Even the most resolutely disengaged students can finally ‘discover’ and thrill to the rhythms and passions of Shakespeare’s plays! Award-winning teachers and Shakespearean scholars have extensively trialled their approach to teaching Shakespeare’s plays in the classroom, and this series is the result! The plays in this series are becoming increasingly popular for student resources in schools as English and Drama teachers discover their fabulous teaching and learning qualities.

Othello - Side by Side

Author: N.A

Publisher: Prestwick House Inc

ISBN: 9781580495226

Category: Interracial marriage

Page: 272

View: 3160

Visually engages readers by placing the original dialogue on the left-hand side of the page, and a modern prose interpretations on the right. As a result, it is easy for readers to cross reference as they move through the play and finally "get" Shakespeare.

Othello As Tragedy

Some Problems of Judgement and Feeling

Author: Jane Adamson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521297608

Category: Drama

Page: 300

View: 3511

Jane Adamson analyses Othello and assesses the title character's complex tragedy.

The Oxford Shakespeare: Othello

The Moor of Venice

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198129202

Category: Drama

Page: 491

View: 8520

This is the first scholarly edition of Othello to give full attention to the work's bold treatment of racial themes. Shakespeare's decision to place a sympathetic black hero at the centre of his tragedy was unique in its time; but, as the lively introduction shows, the play's relationship to the history of racial thinking remains controversial. Designed to meet the needs of theatre professionals, as well as general readers, the edition includes an extensive performancehistory, a commentary illuminating the complexities of Shakespeare's language, and an indispensable appendix on the music in the play.

Shakespeare on the Double! Othello

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780470212752

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

View: 9398

End your struggle with the Bard’s prose and enjoy a timeless thriller filled with passion, prejudice, insane jealousy, murder, and suicide. Shakespeare on the Double! Othello includes an easy-to-understand modern English translation alongside the original Shakespearian text so that you can read only the translation, read the translation with the original text, or tackle the original text, referring only to the translation when you’re stumped. A comprehensive character list describes the traits of each major character, a visual map depicts relationships, and review questions reinforce important information so you won’t miss the action.

The Masks of Othello

The Search for the Identity of Othello, Iago, and Desdemona by Three Centuries of Actors and Critics

Author: Marvin Rosenberg

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 9780874134810

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 313

View: 8302

It is almost as if Shakespeare had deliberately adapted this brutal murder tale to dare himself to find sympathy in the farthest extreme of human error. The three chief characters do grave - the gravest - wrong; and yet, plunged as they are into an atmosphere of sensuality, betrayal, and terror, to murder, lie, and scheme, they have yet persistently commanded the involvement and pity of their audiences. Herein would lie a crucial question for critics and actors seeking the true images of these characters: how can - and for the critics, why should - three such wrongdoers as Othello, Desdemona, and Iago win, so surely, so much care and compassion? Beginning here, the author sets out to discover how the complex, troubled characters of the play were interpreted by actors and critics from Shakespeare's time to the present. Starting with Burbage, Shakespeare's own "grieved Moor," Rosenberg re-creates the historic stage interpretations of Othello - by Betterton in the Restoration, by Booth, Quin, Garrick, Barry, and Kemble in the eighteenth century, by Kean, Macready, Irving, Booth, Forrest, and Salvini in the nineteenth, and by prominent actors of our own time. The great Iago characterizations are also here, and the Desdemonas in a line that includes Mrs. Siddons, Ellen Terry, and Sarah Bernhardt. The theater record is supplemented with comments on the characters provided by distinguished modern actors of the play. Then the author compares the acting interpretations with those of the critics, from old Rymer - who called Othello a "bloody farce" - to the most significant modern commentators. In some of the wittiest parts of the book, Rosenberg defends in turn Iago, Othello, Desdemona, and the play (and even Thomas Bowdler) from the attacks of their severest critics; but he finds it possible to reconcile the best critical characterizations with the best acting conceptions, and to propose a synthesis based on his own study and experience of the play. The author's study of the successive stage editings of the play - some of them to reduce playing time, others demanded by the taste and moral sense of each new age - provides a running commentary of social and cultural history, and shows how these cuttings affected, as well as revealed, the actors' concepts of the characters. Othello is the most erotic, the most sensual in language and imagery of the great tragedies, and its heavily sexual atmosphere, so suitable to the seventeenth century, offended later cultures: the eighteenth century tried to "refine" it, and the nineteenth - particularly the age of Victoria - to "refine refinement" - but the essential form of the play survived.

William Shakespeare's Othello

Author: Harold Bloom,Sterling Professor of the Humanities Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438132751

Category: Othello (Fictitious character) in literature

Page: 245

View: 1477

Camus's landmark novel traces the aftermath of a shocking crime and the man whose fate is sealed with one rash and foolhardy act. The Stranger presents readers with a new kind of protagonist, a man unable to transcend the tedium and inherent absurdity of everyday existence in a world indifferent to the struggles and strivings of its human denizens. This addition to the Bloom's Guides series features an annotated bibliography and a listing of works by the author for further reading.


Author: Harold Bloom,Neil Heims

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780791098431

Category: Drama

Page: 325

View: 5877

Presents essays written from the seventeenth through the early twenty-first centuries that offer an analysis and critique of "Othello," and includes a summary of the play and excerpts of key passages.


A Contextual History

Author: Virginia Mason Vaughan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521587082

Category: Drama

Page: 243

View: 8993

Shakespeare's Othello has exercised a powerful fascination over audiences with its portrayal of destructive jealousy. This study is a major exercise in the historicization of Othello in which the author examines contemporary writings and demonstrates how they were embedded in the text. Subsequent chapters analyze representations and interpretations from the Restoration to the present, using illustrations of performances and performers. Othello is revealed as a significant shaper of cultural meaning.


Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393623394


Page: N.A

View: 6836


New Essays by Black Writers

Author: Mythili Kaul

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780882581910

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 223

View: 4289

The theme of this work is race and racism in Othello. The critical question raised is whether Othello is a racist play, written by a racist playwright, for a racist audience, or whether it is a play about racism, with Iago as the embodiment of racist attitudes. The perspectives, approaches, and conclusions of the essays are diverse.