Othello in European Culture

| University of León
| Universidade do Minho
| Universidad de Murcia
ISBN 9789027211026 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027257826 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
This volume argues that a focus on the European reception of Othello represents an important contribution to critical work on the play. The chapters in this volume examine non-anglophone translations and performances, alternative ways of distinguishing between texts, adaptations and versions, as well as differing perspectives on questions of gender and race. Additionally, a European perspective raises key political questions about power and representation in terms of who speaks for and about Othello, within a European context profoundly divided over questions of immigration, religious, ethnic, gender and sexual difference. The volume illustrates the ways in which Othello has been not only a stimulus but also a challenge for European Shakespeares. It makes clear that the history of the play is inseparable from histories of race, religion and gender and that many engagements with the play have reinforced rather than challenged the social and political prejudices of the period.
[Shakespeare in European Culture, 3]  Expected May 2022.  xi, 270 pp.
Publishing status: Printing
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BIC Subject: DSGS – Shakespeare studies & criticism
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2022002421