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Othello: Authoritative Text, Sources and Contexts, Criticism (Norton Critical Edition)

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Publisher Comments:

Additions and emendations adopted from the First Quarto (1622) appear in the Textual Notes that follow the play. Othello is accompanied by detailed explanatory annotations.'Sources and Contexts' reprints the sixteenth-century story by Giraldi Cinthio that Shakespeare used for the plot of Othelloand for many of its details. Edward Pechter"s essay provides context for readers through its discussion of the play"s central topics'"Moors, Turks, Venetians, marriage and domesticity, fathers and daughters, and female sexuality.Seventeen wide-ranging interpretive essays are reprinted. Contributors include Samuel Johnson, William Hazlitt, T. S. Eliot, Kenneth Burke, Lynda E. Boose, Mark Rose, and Patricia Parker.An annotated Selected Bibliography is also included.

Synopsis:

The text of this Norton Critical Edition is that of the First Folio, printed in 1623.

Synopsis:

"Sources and Contexts" reprints the sixteenth-century story by Giraldi Cinthio that Shakespeare used for the plot of and for many of its details. Edward Pechter's essay provides context for readers through its discussion of the play's central topics--Moors, Turks, Venetians, marriage and domesticity, fathers and daughters, and female sexuality. Seventeen wide-ranging interpretive essays are reprinted. Contributors include Samuel Johnson, William Hazlitt, T. S. Eliot, Kenneth Burke, Lynda E. Boose, Mark Rose, and Patricia Parker. An annotated Selected Bibliography is also included.

About the Author

Edward Pechter is Professor Of English at Victoria University. He is the author of Othello and Interpretive Traditions, What Was Shakespeare? Renaissance Plays and Changing Critical Practice, and Dryden's Classical Theory of Literature. He is editor of Textual and Theatrical Shakespeare: Questions of Evidence.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393976151
Editor:
Pechter, Edward
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Editor:
Pechter, Edward
Author:
Shakespeare, William
Author:
Pechter, Edward
Location:
New York
Subject:
Shakespeare
Subject:
Tragedies
Subject:
Jealousy
Subject:
Othello
Subject:
Venice
Subject:
Muslims
Subject:
Interracial marriage
Subject:
Shakespeare, William
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Copyright:
Series:
Norton Critical Edition
Series Volume:
GTR-550
Publication Date:
20031231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8.39x5.21x.87 in. .91 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The text of this Norton Critical Edition is that of the First Folio, printed in 1623.
"Synopsis" by , "Sources and Contexts" reprints the sixteenth-century story by Giraldi Cinthio that Shakespeare used for the plot of and for many of its details. Edward Pechter's essay provides context for readers through its discussion of the play's central topics--Moors, Turks, Venetians, marriage and domesticity, fathers and daughters, and female sexuality. Seventeen wide-ranging interpretive essays are reprinted. Contributors include Samuel Johnson, William Hazlitt, T. S. Eliot, Kenneth Burke, Lynda E. Boose, Mark Rose, and Patricia Parker. An annotated Selected Bibliography is also included.
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