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Published: 01 June 2006

504 Pages | 18 b/w illus.

ISBN: 9780198129202

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William Shakespeare
Edited by Michael Neill

The Oxford Shakespeare

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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