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Published: 15 June 2008

512 Pages | 17 halftones, music examples

ISBN: 9780199535873

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Othello: The Moor of Venice

The Oxford Shakespeare

Othello: The Moor of Venice

William Shakespeare
Edited by Michael Neill

The Oxford Shakespeare

  • The first scholarly edition of Othello to give full attention to the play's bold treatment of racial themes, which make it a work of particular interest to theatre directors and scholars alike.
  • The text has been freshly edited, collating the 1622 Quarto and the 1623 Folio, and also making full use of the Second Quarto (1632).
  • The extensive introduction stresses the public dimensions of the tragedy, paying particular attention to its treatment of color and social relations.
  • Extensive performance history, designed to meet the needs of theatre professionals and students.
  • Appendices on dating problems, music in the play, and a fresh translation of the Italian novella from which the story derives, Giraldi Cinthio's Hecatommithi
  • Detailed commentary alerts readers to the play's theatrical life, as well as its rich language and word-play.

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