*The first scholarly edition of Othello to give full attention to the play's bold treatment of racial themes, which make it a work of particular interest to theatre directors and scholars alike.
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*The text has been freshly edited, collating the 1622 Quarto and the 1623 Folio, and also making full use of the Second Quarto (1632).
*The extensive introduction stresses the public dimensions of the tragedy, paying particular attention to its treatment of colour and social relations.
*Extensive performance history, designed to meet the needs of theatre professionals and students.
*Appendices on dating problems, music in the play, and a fresh translation of the Italian novella from which the story derives, Giraldi Cinthio's Hecatommithi
*Detailed commentary alerts readers to the play's theatrical life, as well as its rich language and word-play.
The Oxford Shakespeare
General Editor: Stanley Wells
The Oxford Shakespeare offers authoritative texts from leading scholars in editions designed to interpret and illuminate the plays for modern readers
*A new, modern-spelling text, collated and edited from all existing printings
*Extensive introduction gives full attention to the play's bold treatment of racial themes, gender, and social relations
*Detailed performance history designed to meet the needs of theatre professionals
*On-page commentary and notes explain language, word-play, and staging
*Appendices on music in the play and a full translation of the Italian novella from which the story derives
*Illustrated with production photographs and related art
*Full index to introduction and commentary
*Durable sewn binding for lasting use
'not simply a better text but a new conception of Shakespeare. This is a major achievement of twentieth-century scholarship.'