Othello: Texts and Contexts (Bedford Shakespeare Series) / Edition 1
  • Othello: Texts and Contexts (Bedford Shakespeare Series) / Edition 1
  • Othello: Texts and Contexts (Bedford Shakespeare Series) / Edition 1

Othello: Texts and Contexts (Bedford Shakespeare Series) / Edition 1

by William Shakespeare
     
 

This edition of Othello reprints the Bevington edition of the play accompanied by six sets of thematically arranged primary documents and illustrations designed to facilitate many different approaches to Shakespeare. The text includes tracts on marriage, travel literature, military manuals, maps, ballads, royal proclamations, early modern descriptions of

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This edition of Othello reprints the Bevington edition of the play accompanied by six sets of thematically arranged primary documents and illustrations designed to facilitate many different approaches to Shakespeare. The text includes tracts on marriage, travel literature, military manuals, maps, ballads, royal proclamations, early modern descriptions of Africa and the Middle East, nineteenth-century scripts for performances of Othello, and scenes from contemporary re-envisionings of the play. The primary documents contextualize race and religion in the Renaissance, gender relations, military life, the passions, the notion of the "Other" in early modern England, and the afterlife of Othello on the stage.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312398989
Publisher:
Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication date:
12/12/2006
Series:
Bedford Shakespeare Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
153,674
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 8.18(h) x 0.61(d)

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Table of Contents

Sources16
Setting, characters, and plot18
The time scheme33
The play in performance36
Playing Black40
Othello and Iago71
Desdemona100
Emilia and Bianca106
Cassio and Roderigo111
Interpretation113
Reading Blackness113
'Othello' and discovery130
'Othello' and the monstrous138
Place, office, and occupation147
Love, service, and identity158
The place of women169
The tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice195
App. AThe date of the play399
App. BThe texts of the play405
App. CGiraldi Cinthio : 'Gli Hecatommithi', third decade, seventh novella434
App. DThe music in the play445
App. EAlterations to lineation455
App. FLonger notes461

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