Othello : authoritative text, textual sources and cultural contexts, criticism / William Shakespeare ; edited by Edward Pechter (Concordia University and University of Victoria).
- Norton critical edition
- Introduction -- The text of Othello. The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice ; A note on the text ; The text and editorial procedures ; Textual notes -- Textual sources and cultural contexts. Othello in its own time. [The Moor of Venice] / Giraldi Cinthio -- Criticism. Othello in theatrical and critical history. ["A bloody farce"] / Thomas Rymer ; [Comments on Rymer's Othello] / Charles Gildon ; [Shakespeare, the rules, and Othello] / Samuel Johnson ; [Othello's color : theatrical versus literary representation] / Charles Lamb ; [Iago, heroic tragedy, and Othello] / William Hazlitt ; [Comments on Othello] / Samuel Taylor Coleridge ; ["The most painfully exciting and the most terrible" of Shakespeare's tragedies] / A.C. Bradley ; ["The last great speech of Othello"] / T.S. Eliot ; Othello : an essay to illustrate a method / Kenneth Burke ; Othello and colour prejudice / G.K. Hunter ; Epistemology and tragedy : a reading of Othello / Stanley Cavell ; "Nay, that's not next" : Othello, V.ii in performance, 1760-1900 / James R. Siemon ; Unproper beds : race, adultery, and the hideous in Othello / Michael Neill ; Charivari and the comedy of abjection in Othello / Michael D. Bristol ; [Five modern productions] / Lois Potter.
- "This book is a substantial revision of the Norton Critical Othello published in 2004. Beginning with a new Preface, it reprints Shakespeare's tragedy based on the First Folio text of 1623, with modified and expanded explanatory notes reflecting recent scholarly and critical discussion. A section on "Textual Sources and Cultural Contexts" includes a translation of the sixteenth-century Italian novella from which Shakespeare took his narrative and main characters, along with the essay on "Othello in its Own Time," considering race and gender among other topics, and newly designed, in conjunction with added images, to highlight the focus on Islam and religious difference in current work on the play. A section on "Criticism" begins with a comprehensive overview of response to Othello from earliest times to the present, followed by a generous selection of exemplary excerpts, with special attention paid to theatrical performance. The book ends with suggestions for further study in the form of fifteen annotated bibliographical lists on topics ranging from Renaissance travel writing and romance to movie and video versions of the play."--
- 9780393264227 (pbk.)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references.
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