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Publisher Comments:

Along with Hamlet, King Lear, and Macbeth, Othello is one of Shakespeare's four great tragedies. What distinguishes Othello is its bold treatment of racial and gender themes. It is also the only tragedy to feature a main character, Iago, who truly seems evil, betraying and deceiving those that trust him purely for spite and with no political goal. This edition, the first to give full attention to these themes, includes an extensive introduction stresses the public dimensions of the tragedy, paying particular attention to its treatment of color and social relations. Designed to meet the needs of theatre professionals, the edition includes an extensive performance history, while on-page commentary and notes explain language, word play, and staging. Collated and edited from all existing printings, this entirely new edition uses modern day spelling to make readings smoother. Appendices are included which explain the dating problems many have found in the play, describe the music that has traditionally accompanied it, and provide a full translation of the Italian novella from which the story derives. Like all editions of the Oxford Shakespeare in the Oxford World Classics series, Othello includes a full index to the introduction and commentary. It is illustrated with production photographs and related art, and features a durable sewn binding for lasting use. The Oxford Shakespeare offers authoritative texts from leading scholars in editions designed to interpret and

Synopsis:

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 center 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 performance history, a commentary illuminating the complexities of Shakespeare's language, and an indispensable appendix on the music in the play.

About the Author

Michael Neill has also edited Shakespeare's Anthony and Cleopatra for the Oxford Shakespeare.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780198129202
Editor:
Neill, Michael
Publisher:
Oxford University Press (UK)
Editor:
Neill, Michael
Author:
Null, William
Author:
Shakespeare, William
Author:
Neill, Michael
Author:
null, Michael
Subject:
Literature/English | British Literature | Shakespeare
Subject:
Jealousy
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
Shakespeare
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Shakespeare, William
Subject:
Drama-Shakespeare Plays
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
The Oxford Shakespeare
Publication Date:
20051031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
18 b/w illus.
Pages:
504
Dimensions:
5.7 x 8.6 x 1.7 in 1.575 lb

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"Synopsis" by , 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 center 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 performance history, a commentary illuminating the complexities of Shakespeare's language, and an indispensable appendix on the music in the play.
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