Title Othello (Norton Critical Edition), 2/e
Author William Shakespeare, Edward Pechter (Editor)
ISBN 9780393264227
List price USD 17.50
Price outside India Available on Request
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 416
Book size 127 x 216 mm
Publishing year 2017
Original publisher W W Norton & Company
Published in India by W W Norton & Company
Exclusive distributors Viva Books Private Limited
Sales territory India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, .
Status New Arrival
About the book


“I wanted an edition of Othello that had the necessary footnotes, background material, and a good selection of recent critical articles that would be accessible to students and would spark class discussions. This was it.” 

—Deborah Montuori, Shippensburg University 


This Norton Critical Edition includes:

    •  The First Folio text (1623).
    •  An introduction, explanatory footnotes, note on the text, and textual notes by Edward Pechter.
    •  Fifteen illustrations.
    •  Giraldi Cinthio’s sixteenth-century story in its entirety, which Shakespeare used for both the plot and many details of Othello.
    •  A generous selection of interpretive responses to Othello from its origins to the present day, including—new to the Second Edition—those by Stanley Cavell and Lois Potter. Edward Pechter’s popular theatrical and critical overview of Othello has been significantly expanded.
     •  An updated Selected Bibliography. 


List of Illustrations  


The Text of Othello             

The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice • A Note on the Text • The Text and Editorial Procedures • Textual Notes

Textual Sources and Cultural Contexts

Othello in Its Own Time • Giraldi Cinthio • [The Moor of Venice] 



Othello in Theatrical and Critical History • Thomas Rymer •  [“A Bloody Farce”] • Charles  Gildon • [Comments on Rymer’s Othello • Samuel  Johnson • [Shakespeare, the Rules, and Othello] • Charles  Lamb • [Othello’s Color: Theatrical versus Literary Representation] • William Hazlitt •  [Iago, Heroic Tragedy, and Othello] • Samuel  Taylor Coleridge • [Comments on Othello] • A. C. Bradley •  [“The Most Painfully Exciting and the Most Terrible” of Shakespeare’s  Tragedies] • T. S. Eliot • [“The Last Great Speech  of Othello”] • Kenneth  Burke • Othello: An Essay to Illustrate a Method • G. K. Hunter •  Othelloand Colour Prejudice • Stanley Cavell • Epistemology and Tragedy: A Reading of Othello • James R. Siemon • “Nay, That’s Not Next”: Othello, V.ii in Performance, 1760–1900 • Michael  Neill • Unproper Beds: Race, Adultery, and the Hideous in Othello • Michael  D. Bristol • Charivari  and the Comedy of Abjection in Othello • Lois Potter • [Five Modern  Productions]


Target Audience:

Students and academicians of English Literature.

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