When William Shakespeare began writing his plays, the English language was rapidly absorbing words from other languages due to wars, exploration, diplomacy and colonization. By the age of Elizabeth, English had become widely used with the expansion of philosophy, theology and physical sciences, but many writers lacked the vocabulary to express such ideas. To accommodate this, writers such as Edmund SpenserSir Philip SidneyChristopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare expressed new ideas and distinctions by inventing, borrowing or adopting a word or a phrase from another language, known as neologizing . Scholars estimate that, between the years andnouns, verbs and modifiers of Latin, Greek and modern Romance languages added 30, new words to the English language.
Critical Essays explores issues of friendship and fealty, love and betrayal, race and gender issues, and much more. He is especially comprehensive and even-handed with the most recent era.
Anyone undertaking the study of this play should begin here. This title will be the go-to book on the play for scholars and theater practitioners, offering value for both students at the beginning of their Shakespeare study and scholars at an advanced level of study.
This volume of essays is stimulating and sound both in its scholarly conclusinos as well as in its noteworthy considerations of both the critical and the theatrical. These complementary assessments increase its value as a resource to both critics and producers of Shakespeare.
Where else can one read in side-by-side essays a lucid account of the textual intricacies of the quarto and folio editions of the play and then a compelling study of stage violence, citing actual productions?
Roderigo, a dangerous guide for the audience; Iago, a master actor in a metatheatrical allegory; and Desdemona, caught in conflicting matrimonial models, all emerge in astute new critical understanding. Philip Kolin deserves our thanks for initiating and producing this volume that will compel every serious student of Shakespeare to think anew about the joys and terror of this spare and frightening tragedy.
Bergeron, University of Kansas "This is a well-organized, comprehensive, and often innovative account of issues in current Othello criticism. The volume includes a refreshing array of critical and ideological perspectives in essays which are uniformly scholarly and thorough in their treatment of the subject matter.
The collection makes clear that while Othello may well be a play for all times, it is especially a play for our times when questions of racial and religious difference and the relation between the private individual and the state beset us with renewed and ever-more urgent intensity.
The Curse of Cush: Relating Things to the State: Venetian Ideology or Transversal Power? Portrait of a Marriage David Bevington Othello Among the Sonnets James Schiffer The "O" in Othello: Tropes of Damnation and Nothingness Dabiel J. Trumpeting and "Seeled" Eyes: Physiology and Consumption in Othello Mary Lux Reading Othello Backwards Jay L.
Stage Violence in Othello Francis X. He is the series editor of the Shakespeare Criticism series.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. Othello: Critical Essays explores issues of friendship and fealty, love and betrayal, race and gender issues, and much more.
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In addition to Kolin's introductory essay, the anthology includes twenty essays, some by scholars already recognized for their work in this area, some by newcomers.
Othello: Critical Essays (Shakespeare Criticism) Paperback "In this exceptional collection of essays on Othello, twenty authors range across a vast landscape of critical practice, regularly startling us with insights about this play and performances of it.
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