"Othello" (Shakespeare in Performance)

"Othello" (Shakespeare in Performance)

By: Lois Potter (author), Carol Chillington Rutter (series_editor), Jim Bulman (series_editor)Paperback

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Of all Shakespeare's tragedies, Othello, with its issues of racism, jealousy and sexual stereotyping seems most immediate to contemporary audiences. Traces Othello's acting tradition as it has affected the roles of Othello, Desdemona and Iago - demonstrating the emphasis placed on different characters in different countries. Examines various stage and screen versions of the play which reflect or challenge current views about race and gender. In depth study of famous Othello actor Paul Robeson, comparing his career to that of Ira Aldridge. The range of productions examined means that the book will appeal to all students and enthusiasts of the theatre, as well as those in the field of ethnic and cultural approaches to Shakespeare

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Lois Potter is Ned B Allen Professor of English at the University of Delaware


List of Plates Series Editors' Preface Acknowledgements Introduction Part One: 'Othello' before Robeson 1. Othello's play 2. Desdemona's play 3. Iago's play 4. Interval: Alternative 'Othello's in the modern age Part Two: Robeson and after 5. Othello becomes contemporary: Ira Aldridge and Paul Robeson 6. The Robeson legacy I: White Othellos on film, stage and television 7. The Robeson legacy II: Casting 'Othello', 1960-1997 8. 'Othello' and the end of the century: Sex and soldiers Appendix Bibliography Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 27/06/2002
  • ISBN13: 9780719027260
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9780719027260
  • weight: 390
  • ISBN10: 0719027268

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