Othello

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476788529

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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In Othello, Shakespeare creates powerful drama from a marriage between the exotic Moor Othello and the Venetian lady Desdemona that begins with elopement and mutual devotion and ends with jealous rage and death. Shakespeare builds many differences into his hero and heroine, including race, age, and cultural background. Yet most readers and audiences believe the couple’s strong love would overcome these differences were it not for Iago, who sets out to destroy Othello. Iago’s false insinuations about Desdemona’s infidelity draw Othello into his schemes, and Desdemona is subjected to Othello’s horrifying verbal and physical assaults. The authoritative edition of Othello from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers, includes: -The exact text of the printed book for easy cross-reference -Hundreds of hypertext links for instant navigation -Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play -Full explanatory notes conveniently linked to the text of the play -Scene-by-scene plot summaries -A key to the play’s famous lines and phrases -An introduction to reading Shakespeare’s language -An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play -Fresh images from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s vast holdings of rare books -An annotated guide to further reading Essay by Susan Snyder The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, is home to the world’s largest collection of Shakespeare’s printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. For more information, visit Folger.edu.

Othello (Annotated with Biography and Critical Essay)

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides

ISBN: 1610426169

Category: Fiction

Page: 150

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Othello, a tragedy, written about 1603, is about perceived adultery and murder. Othello is a Moor from northern Africa. The play is set in Venice where he is a general in the Venetian army. Shakespeare based the play on an Italian short story published in 1565. The play begins with Iago (Othello’s ensign - a low ranking officer) and Roderigo (a Venetian gentleman) going to visit Brabantio (a Venetian senator). Desdemona, his daughter, has eloped with Othello. Roderigo is in love with Desdemona. Iago is fuming about losing a promotion that Othello granted to Cassio. This annotated edition includes a biography and critical essay.

Othello

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Othello (Fictitious character)

Page: 91

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Othello

Fully Annotated with an Introduction, by Burton Raffel

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300138296

Category: Drama

Page: 309

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Translated here into English for the first time is a monumental work of literary history and criticism comparable in scope and achievement to Eric Auerbach's Mimesis. Italian critic Francesco Orlando explores Western literature's obsession with outmoded and nonfunctional objects (ruins, obsolete machinery, broken things, trash, etc). Combining the insights of psychoanalysis and literary-political history, Orlando traces this obsession to a turning point in history, at the end of eighteenth-century industrialisation, when the functional becomes the dominant value of Western culture. Roaming through every genre and much of the history of Western literature, the author identifies distinct categories into which obsolete images can be classified and provides myriad examples. The function of literature in our culture, he concludes, is to remind us of what we have lost and what we are losing as we rush toward the future.

Othello

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Promptbooks

Page: 216

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Othello

A Contextual History

Author: Virginia Mason Vaughan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521587082

Category: Drama

Page: 243

View: 1861

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Shakespeare's Othello has exercised a powerful fascination over audiences with its portrayal of destructive jealousy. This study is a major exercise in the historicization of Othello in which the author examines contemporary writings and demonstrates how they were embedded in the text. Subsequent chapters analyze representations and interpretations from the Restoration to the present, using illustrations of performances and performers. Othello is revealed as a significant shaper of cultural meaning.

Othello

Author: Richard Whalen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781605944395

Category: Drama

Page: 314

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The Complete Othello

An Annotated Edition Of The Shakespeare Play

Author: Donald J. Richardson

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 149186785X

Category: Fiction

Page: 386

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It is probably natural that a reader feel sympathy for Desdemona; falsely accused, she suffers some of the most offensive name-calling in all of Shakespeare. But it is also appropriate to sympathize with Othello. He becomes malleable in the hands of Iago who molds him to his own vindictive purpose, never disclosing his reasons. Additionally, one should admire Emilia who is truly heroic in her denial of the accusations against Desdemona, her resistance to her husband’s subjugation of her, and in her triumphant realization of justice and punishment for wrongdoing.

Othello

Author: William Shakespeare,Dr. Barbara A. Mowat,Paul Werstine

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743482824

Category: Drama

Page: 314

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A discussion of the sources and historical background of the play accompanies the text and critical commentaries.

Shakespeare in America

Author: Alden T. Vaughan,Virginia Mason Vaughan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199566380

Category: Drama

Page: 220

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Shakespeare in America is a lively account of America's embracing of Shakespeare's works in print and in performance from colonial times to the present. It describes American scholarly attention to Shakespeare (criticism, editions of the plays, secondary school and collegiate curricula) and light-hearted attention (burlesques, musical comedies, kitsch). The book highlights major contributors, including actors, editors, writers, pedagogues, and impresariosto Shakespeare's popularity in America, as well as organizations for the study or performance of Shakespeare, such as summer festivals, professional associations, research libraries, and Shakespeare clubs.Twenty illustrations enhance this survey of the multiple ways that American culture has embraced the English dramatist and poet.

Othello (2009 edition)

Oxford School Shakespeare

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780198328735

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

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Othello is a popular text for study by secondary students the world over. This edition includes illustrations, preliminary notes, reading lists (including websites) and classroom notes.

No Fear Shakespeare

A Companion

Author: Spark Publishing

Publisher: Spark Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781411497467

Category: Drama

Page: 302

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Using selected passages from the "No Fear Shakespeare" translations, offers an introduction to the life and works of William Shakespeare and includes a brief biography, a portrait of life in sixteenth century England, and an overview of Shakespearian-eratheater.

Ulysses Annotated

Notes for James Joyce's Ulysses

Author: Don Gifford,Robert J. Seidman

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520253971

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 645

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