Othello: A guide to the text and the play in performance

Hampton-Reeves, Stuart (2010) Othello: A guide to the text and the play in performance. The Shakespeare Handbooks . Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke. ISBN 9780230535664

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Othello is one of Shakespeare's most theatrically striking plays. This Handbook focuses on Othello as a dramatic work which exploits the resources of the early modern stage and yet still challenges contemporary theatres. Exploring race and gender as performance issues throughout the study, Stuart Hampton-Reeves:
• examines the play's earliest performances and the problem of staging darkness on Shakespeare's stage
• analyses the play from a performance point of view scene by scene, line by line
• surveys key productions and films, tracing the play's move away from mainstream theatres
• draws together the latest criticism on Othello's treatment of identity and sexuality.

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