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Shakespeare - Othello By J. Turner

Shakespeare - Othello by J. Turner

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Summary

The play continues to be read, staged and studied, and each new approach provides a new view.

In this Readers' Guide, Nicholas Potter traces the critical history of the play from the earliest pronouncements to present-day criticism.

Shakespeare - Othello Summary

Shakespeare - Othello by J. Turner

Othello is perhaps Shakespeare's most troublesome tragedy. While it has retained its popularity on the stage, many critics have struggled to see value in it. The Romantics warmed to the figure of Othello himself and wrung their hands over the plight of Desdemona; the Modernists looked down on the play as an achievement of Shakespeare's stagecraft rather than of his imagination. The play continues to be read, staged and studied, and each new approach provides a new view.

In this Readers' Guide, Nicholas Potter traces the critical history of the play from the earliest pronouncements to present-day criticism. The most significant critical accounts are excerpted and discussed, placed within their historical context and assessed for their contribution to the developing evaluation of the work. The Guide assumes no particular view of the continuing debate, but tries to do justice to the variety of opinion, as well as pointing out significant themes and recurring concerns. The ugly racism of many critical accounts, and the inadequacy of many attempts to face up to the issues raised by the play, are not glossed over. Othello is a play that challenges many received opinions and that still provokes controversy. Would it be worth study if it did not?

Shakespeare - Othello Reviews

'I continue to find the Readers' Guides indispensable for teaching - they really give students a sense of criticism having a history' - Professor Rachel Bowlby, University of York 'The series looks really excellent - attractively produced, user friendly; and outstanding value for money' - Ronald Knowles, Reader, University of Reading

About J. Turner

NICHOLAS POTTER is Head of Humanities at Swansea Institute of Higher Education.

Table of Contents

Introduction.- Restoring Order: 'The Tragedy of the Handkerchief'.- The Age of Johnson: The Triumph of Reason.- The Nineteenth Century: Romantics to Victorians.- The Moderns: The Ghost of Rymer.- The Mid-Century: Revaluation.- 'The Play's the Thing': Some Postmodern Voices.- Notes.- Selected Bibliography.- Suggested Further Reading.- Acknowledgements.- Index.

Additional information

GOR002047801
9781840461725
1840461721
Shakespeare - Othello by J. Turner
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Palgrave Macmillan
2000-09-01
188
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