Othello: Critical Essays

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Philip Kolin
Routledge, Jan 11, 2013 - Literary Criticism - 472 pages
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Including twenty-one groundbreaking chapters that examine one of Shakespeare's most complex tragedies. Othello: Critical Essays explores issues of friendship and fealty, love and betrayal, race and gender issues, and much more.
 

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Contents

A Survey of Othello in Criticism on Stage and on Screen
1
The Audiences Role in Othello
89
The Production of Race in Othello
103
Images of White Identity in Othello
133
Roderigo and the Mixed Dramaturgy of Race and Gender in Othello
147
Othellos Judaic Ancestry
169
The State and the Subject of Othello
189
Venetian Ideology or Transversal Power? Iagos Motives and the Means by which Othello Falls
203
Early Modern Jury Trials and the Equitable Judgments of Tragedy
293
Othello Among the Sonnets
325
Tropes of Damnation and Nothingness
347
A Semiotics of Eyeconography in Othello
363
Physiologies and Anatomies in Othello
379
Reading Othello Backwards
391
The Mystery of the Early Othello Texts
401
Stage Violence in Othello
425

Portrait of a Marriage
221
Desdemona Emilia and the Doctrine of Obedience in Othello
233
Morality Ethics and the Failure of Love in Shakespeares Othello
255
Water Imagery and Religious Diversity in Othello
271
An Interview with Kent Thompson Artistic Director of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival
441
Notes on the Contributors
456
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Philip Kolin is Professor of English at the University of Southern Mississippi. He is the series editor of the Shakespeare Criticism series.

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