Journals Higher Education



Published: 27 June 2002

300 Pages | 21 Illustrations, black & white, 3 Illustrations, colour

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719027260

Bookseller Code (06)



Lois Potter

Published by Manchester University Press

Shakespeare in Performance MUP

  • Of all Shakespeare's tragedies, Othello, with its issues of racism, jealousy and sexual stereotyping seems most immediate to contemporary audiences
  • Traces Othello's acting tradition as it has affected the roles of Othello, Desdemona and Iago - demonstrating the emphasis placed on different characters in different countries
  • Examines various stage and screen versions of the play which reflect or challenge current views about race and gender
  • In depth study of famous Othello actor Paul Robeson, comparing his career to that of Ira Aldridge
  • The range of productions examined means that the book will appeal to all students and enthusiasts of the theatre, as well as those in the field of ethnic and cultural approaches to Shakespeare

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