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Othello by Lena Cowen Orlin
Book DescriptionWith its focus on gender, power, race, sexuality, and violence, Othello is an important site for new critical approaches to the study of Shakespeare's works. Both criticism and culture are represented in this collection of recent essays which provides readers with examples of feminist, new-historicist, cultural materialist, deconstructive, and post-colonial perspectives on Othello. With discussions of recent stage and screen productions, and analysis of the use of the play in such contemporary events as the O.J. Simpson murder trial, this compelling critical volume presents a wide variety of ways of understanding the continuing significance of Shakespeare's play both in his own time and in ours.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780333633564
(224mm x 145mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 29-Sep-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Renaissance, Paperback (May 2009)
This collection of rare and classic documents provides students with rich source material and context for studying the literature of Shakespeare's age. The documents are supported by substantial editorial matter, including an authoritative introduction which outlines key historical events, movements, and literary and cultural issues of the time.
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This collection of recent essays provides readers with examples of feminist, new historicist, cultural materialist, deconstructive and post-colonial criticism of "Othello". Together they show how Shakespeare's play continues to signify in popular culture as well as in critical history.
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Author Biography - Lena Cowen Orlin
LENA COWEN ORLIN is Professor of English at Georgetown University, Washington DC, and Executive Director of the Shakespeare Association of America.
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