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Othello (The New Cambridge Shakespeare) [Kindle Edition]

William Shakespeare , Norman Sanders , Scott McMillin
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Professor Sanders provides a full analysis of the textual problem and theories of transmission of Othello, and offers possible solutions to the stylistic and racial problems which face modern readers and spectators. His edition includes contemporary maps of Venice and Cyprus, photographs of famous actors who have played the leading roles, and reconstructions of staging at the Globe and Blackfriars Theatres. For this updated edition, Scott McMillin has added a new section on the key events in both scholarship and theatre since the 1980s, including political, feminist and postcolonial treatments in various parts of the world. The influence of new historicism and cultural materialism are also taken into account, and a description of performances of the play on stage, film and television tackles the issue of black/white casting of the main characters.


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For this updated edition, Scott McMillin has added a new section on the key events in both scholarship and theatre since the 1980s, including political, feminist and postcolonial treatments in various parts of the world, together with a description of performances of the play on stage, film and television.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4947 KB
  • Print Length: 236 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 2 edition (21 Aug. 2003)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CWYPSXQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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William Shakespeare was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's preeminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His surviving works, including some collaborations, consist of 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.

Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire and was baptised on 26 April 1564. Thought to have been educated at the local grammar school, he married Anne Hathaway, with whom he went on to have three children, at the age of eighteen, before moving to London to work in the theatre. Two erotic poems, Venus and Adonis and The Rape of Lucrece were published in 1593 and 1594 and records of his plays begin to appear in 1594 for Richard III and the three parts of Henry VI. Shakespeare's tragic period lasted from around 1600 to 1608, during which period he wrote plays including Hamlet and Othello. The first editions of the sonnets were published in 1609 but evidence suggests that Shakespeare had been writing them for years for a private readership.

Shakespeare spent the last five years of his life in Stratford, by now a wealthy man. He died on 23 April 1616 and was buried in Holy Trinity Church in Stratford. The first collected edition of his works was published in 1623.

(The portrait details: The Chandos portrait, artist and authenticity unconfirmed. NPG1, © National Portrait Gallery, London)

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7 of 11 people found the following review helpful
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'Othello' is one of Shakespeare's later plays and one of his great tragedies, penned sometime between 'Hamlet' and 'King Lear'. It's a play which emphatically presents cultural tensions - gender, race, religion, nation, role. It's a play which, perhaps more thoroughly than any of his other works, relies on the potency of opposition and contrast, the characters being polarised into black and white.

Othello is a Moorish general who has saved Venice and who is now based on the exotic Mediterranean island of Cyprus. Here is a man who, despite his 'alien' origins, is hailed as the saviour of his community, a man who is universally loved and admired, except by his lieutenant, Iago.

In Iago Shakespeare beats out with blacksmith rhythm one of his greatest creations, a man fired by jealousy, tempered by hatred, a man whose determination is hammered into shape and whose evil expresses itself in duplicitous twists and malignant turns enough to topple Othello. It is the nature of Shakespearean tragedy that the hero should plunge from the sublime heights to utter destitution, despair, and death.

The cornerstone of Othello's triumph is his great love for his lady, Desdemona. Winning her hand, securing her devotion is his greatest achievement and elevates him to unimagined happiness. Yet it this very foundation which Iago undermines with the seed of jealousy. As suspicion takes root, the whole edifice of Othello's power and completeness collapses about him. He murders his wife, faces the realisation of what he has done, and recognises that eternal damnation is less of a punishment that enduring life aware of his own guilt.

Shakespeare is a major architect of English. His phraseology permeates the language like the mortar binding together a building.
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3.0 out of 5 stars The cover was not the same but it was ok. 2 April 2014
By Mary
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I bought that book expecting the one with the yelow cover but I received one with a blue cover. Nevertheless, everything was ok and it arrived on time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sh@kespe@re 4 Dec. 2005
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I gave this 5 stars just because it is Shakespeare. However, it is a good play if you can understand it. Also, the villain -Iago- is pretty evil and one of the best that Shakespeare has created.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I adore this play! 27 Jan. 2013
By A. E. Peterpaul - Published on Amazon.com
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Othello is one of my favourite tragedies by Shakespeare. This copy is very special because it was edited my my beloved Shakespearean professor, the late Dr. Norman Sanders. He was born, raised and educated in Stratford, studied at the Shakespeare Institute, and was one of the most brilliant instructors who walked this earth. He knew Shakespeare inside and out, he quoted obscure passages from memory, and he never failed to make Shakespeare relevant in modern times. I find this is true in Dr. Sanders's writing as well.
4.0 out of 5 stars Helpful Edition of Othello, But No Substitute for Riverside Edition of Shak's Works 8 July 2014
By inthefoam - Published on Amazon.com
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this edition of Othello has helpful notes, but still lacks the comprehensive editing of the Riverside Shakespeare. Also, the Riverside edition of Shakespeare's plays is far and away the finest available.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars 1 Nov. 2014
By Halyus Gibbs - Published on Amazon.com
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Not bad....
2 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast Delivery & Great Book Condition 3 Oct. 2008
By mez239 - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I bought this book for an English Literature course at university and it was exactly what I needed - annotations and an explanatory preface and conclusion.

Most importantly, the book arrived early and was in great condition. Totally satisfied with the seller.
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