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Title:
Readings on Othello
Author:
Nardo, Don, 1947-
Publication Information:
San Diego, CA : Greenhaven Press, 2000.
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190 pages ; 23 cm.
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English
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9780737701876

9780737701869
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A collection of essays providing teachers and students with a range of information and opinion about the play and its author's style, themes, and outlook on the human condition. Contributors are professors and scholars specializing in Shakespearean studies, or noted stage and film critics. Introductory summaries preview main points of each essay, and inserts interspersed within essays serve as examples of ideas expressed by the authors, offer supplementary information, and add authenticity and color. Includes a biography and chronology. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)


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Every effort has been made to trace the owners of copyrighted material. The articles in this volume may have been edited for content, length, and/or reading level. The titles have been changed to enhance the editorial purpose. Those interested in locating the original source will find the complete citation on the first page of each article. Book jacket.


Table of Contents

Charles Lamb and Mary LambJohn W. DraperNorman SandersRos KingD.A. TraversiA.C. BradleyGeorge W. WilliamsMartin L. WineE.A.J. HonigmannHarley Granville-BarkerLily B. CampbellRobert B. HeilmanDavid L. Jeffrey and Patrick GrantThomas F. Van LaanRoger ManvellDerek ProuseAnthony HoldenCharles Lamb and Mary LambJohn W. DraperNorman SandersRos KingD.A. TraversiA.C. BradleyGeorge W. WilliamsMartin L. WineE.A.J. HonigmannHarley Granville-BarkerLily B. CampbellRobert B. HeilmanDavid L. Jeffrey and Patrick GrantThomas F. Van LaanRoger ManvellDerek ProuseAnthony Holden
Forewordp. 10
Introductionp. 12
William Shakespeare and Othello, the Moor of Venicep. 15
Chapter 1 The Plot, Setting, Language, and Imagery of Othello
1. The Story of Othellop. 30
2. Local Color and Other Elements of Setting in Othellop. 41
3. Shakespeare's Use of Language Defines the Play's Main Charactersp. 52
4. Musical Images and References Unite the Play's Scenes and Ideasp. 61
5. The Skillful Uses of Poetry and Imagery in Othellop. 75
Chapter 2 The Play's Pivotal Characters
1. Othello: A Noble Soul Overcome by Passionp. 88
2. Iago the Poisonerp. 96
3. The Ideal Desdemona: Aristocratic Daughter and "Fair Warrior"p. 102
4. Is Emilia Iago's Passive Accomplice?p. 109
5. Bruised Brabantio, Sensitive Cassio, and Pitiful Roderigop. 113
Chapter 3 Central Themes and Ideas Developed in Othello
1. Many-Faceted Jealousy Leads to Tragedyp. 121
2. Cold Reason Overcomes the Power of Lovep. 132
3. Othello's Loss of Fame and Reputation Leads to His Self-Destructionp. 139
4. Othello's Recurring Need to Role-Playp. 145
Chapter 4 Major Modern Stage and Film Adaptations of the Play
1. Orson Welles Produces Othello on a Shoestringp. 156
2. An Inventive Russian Film Captures Othello's Moral Centerp. 161
3. Olivier's Legendary Interpretation of the Moorp. 165
Chronologyp. 173
For Further Researchp. 177
Indexp. 182
Forewordp. 10
Introductionp. 12
William Shakespeare and Othello, the Moor of Venicep. 15
Chapter 1 The Plot, Setting, Language, and Imagery of Othello
1. The Story of Othellop. 30
2. Local Color and Other Elements of Setting in Othellop. 41
3. Shakespeare's Use of Language Defines the Play's Main Charactersp. 52
4. Musical Images and References Unite the Play's Scenes and Ideasp. 61
5. The Skillful Uses of Poetry and Imagery in Othellop. 75
Chapter 2 The Play's Pivotal Characters
1. Othello: A Noble Soul Overcome by Passionp. 88
2. Iago the Poisonerp. 96
3. The Ideal Desdemona: Aristocratic Daughter and "Fair Warrior"p. 102
4. Is Emilia Iago's Passive Accomplice?p. 109
5. Bruised Brabantio, Sensitive Cassio, and Pitiful Roderigop. 113
Chapter 3 Central Themes and Ideas Developed in Othello
1. Many-Faceted Jealousy Leads to Tragedyp. 121
2. Cold Reason Overcomes the Power of Lovep. 132
3. Othello's Loss of Fame and Reputation Leads to His Self-Destructionp. 139
4. Othello's Recurring Need to Role-Playp. 145
Chapter 4 Major Modern Stage and Film Adaptations of the Play
1. Orson Welles Produces Othello on a Shoestringp. 156
2. An Inventive Russian Film Captures Othello's Moral Centerp. 161
3. Olivier's Legendary Interpretation of the Moorp. 165
Chronologyp. 173
For Further Researchp. 177
Indexp. 182