Othello (Shakespeare in Production Series) / Edition 2

Othello (Shakespeare in Production Series) / Edition 2

by William Shakespeare
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521834589

ISBN-13: 9780521834582

Pub. Date: 06/30/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This second edition of Othello updates the first (Bristol Classical Press, 1987), both chronologically and conceptually. It includes consideration of productions from the last seventeen years, and reconsiders earlier material in the light of more recent critical attitudes. Post-colonial and feminist studies have had an impact on the way Othello is…  See more details below

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This second edition of Othello updates the first (Bristol Classical Press, 1987), both chronologically and conceptually. It includes consideration of productions from the last seventeen years, and reconsiders earlier material in the light of more recent critical attitudes. Post-colonial and feminist studies have had an impact on the way Othello is perceived and interpreted. The question of blacked-up/black/colour-blind casting and the significance of white and/or black audiences in different political and racial contexts have recently become much more clearly articulated. In the process, Shakespeare himself has not escaped the charge of racism. Equally, the position of Desdemona has received more focused attention, both as the forbidden object of desire within a racial framework and as a woman in her own right. This edition takes account of these developments in criticism, in the theatre, on film and in the adaptations which set out to interrogate Shakespeare's text.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521834582
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/30/2005
Series:
Shakespeare in Production Series
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Series editors' preface; List of abbreviations; List of productions; Introduction; Othello and commentary; Bibliography; Index.

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