Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Forgotten Books
Release Date: 2016-06-27
Excerpt from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Vol. 9 of 9: Othello; Antony and Cleopatra; Cymbeline; Pericles Our best authority for the text of Othello is the folio of 1623; but a quarto derived from an independent manuscript had appeared in the preceding year, and had been entered in the Stationers' Register in October 1621. The occurrence of many oaths and expletives in the quarto which do not appear in the folio suggests the idea that the manuscript from which the former text was produced may have been a transcript preceding in date the enactment against swearing passed early in the reign of James I. A few lines absent from the folio are found in the quarto but a far larger number of lines - about 160 - wanting in the quarto are found in the folio. Some of these differences apparently arose from.care1essness in printing the quarto; some omissions were probably made to shorten the perform ance of the play a few lines may be additions of the author, found in the manuscript used for the folio. The subsequent quartos of 1630 and 1655 are of com paratively slight importance in ascertaining the text. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Broadview Press
Release Date: 2017-10-04
Although other Shakespeare plays offer higher body counts, more gore, and more plentiful scenes of heartbreak, Othello packs an unusually powerful affective punch, stunning us with its depiction of the swiftness and thoroughness with which love can be converted to hatred, and forcing us to confront our complicity with social and political institutions that can put all of us—but especially the most vulnerable among us—at risk. This edition features a variety of interleaved materials—from maps and manuscripts to illustrations and extended discussions of myth and politics—that provide a context for the social and cultural allusions in the play. Appendices offer excerpts from Shakespeare’s key sources and historical materials on marriage, jealousy, and the treatment of people of African descent in Renaissance England. A collaboration between Broadview Press and the Internet Shakespeare Editions project at the University of Victoria, the editions developed for this series have been comprehensively annotated and draw on the authoritative texts newly edited for the ISE. This innovative series allows readers to access extensive and reliable online resources linked to the print edition.
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