Othello: Shakespeare in Performance

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Methuen Drama, 2007 - Desdemona (Fictitious character) - 402 pages
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The audio CD with this edition ofOthellocontainsa series of unique recordings to illustrate how different actors place their own interpretation on the play. Hear Paul Robeson's 1944 recording of Othello's speech to the senate. Compare and contrast Edwin Booth's performance in 1890 with a recording from a modern version made in 2000. There are also superb performances from Paul Scofield, F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Kani and Anton Lesser.

The text is illustrated throughout withphotographs from notable productions, including Stuart Burge's 1965 movie and The Shakespeare Theatre's 1997-98 season starring Patrick Stewart as Othello. The book also takes you behind the scenes with images of costume designs and set renderings, including examples of set designs from Orson Welles' 1951 production.

As well as the playtext, there arearticlescovering a range of topics including ‘In Production: Othello through the Years' by Lois Potter, ‘A Voice Coach's Perspective on Speaking Shakespeare' by Andrew Wade and ‘In the Age of Shakespeare' by Thomas Garvey. TheSourcebooks Shakespeare Othelloisan invaluable tool for students of all ages from GCSE to A Level and beyond.

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David Bevingtonis the Phyllis Fay Horton Distinguished Service Professor in the Humanities at the University of Chicago.PeterHollandis the McMeel Family Chair in Shakespeare Studies at the University of Notre Dame.

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