The theme of this work is race and racism in othello the critical question raised is whether othello is a racist play, written by a racist playwright, for a racist audience, or whether it is a play about racism, with iago as the embodiment of racist attitudes the perspectives, approaches, and conclusions of the essays are diverse. While new critics focused on their attention on the character of iago, new historicists tried to highlight the circulating social and political ideologies of the time psychoanalytic criticism dealt with the disharmony created by iago between othello's ego and the societal superego leading to his death as the only final outcome. Othello: new critical essays edited by philip c kolin new york and london: routledge, 2002 pp xii + 458 illus $11000 cloth reviewed by virginia mason vaughan in his general editor's introduction to routledge's shakespeare criticism series philip c kolin asserts that each volume in the series strives to. Kolin, p 442-43 2 nostbaken, p 108 3 hall, p 113 4 hall, p 115 5 grace, william j shakespeare's othello new york: monarch press 1964 hall, joan lord othello: a guide to the play london: greenwood press, 1999 kolin, phillip c, ed othello: new critical essays new york: routledge, 2002 kolin, phillip. Edited by philip c kolinincludes a chapter by college at brockport faculty member francis x kuhn: my cue to fight : stage violence in othello. 22 (2002): 41-49 “images of white identity in othello,” in othello: new critical essays, ed philip c kolin (new york: routledge, 2002), 133-45 “can we talk about race in hamlet,” in hamlet: new critical essays, ed arthur f kinney ( new york: routledge, 2002), 207-13 “in memoriam: jim andreas (1943-2002),” upstart.
In the nineteenth century samuel taylor coleridge wrote an essay on the play, referring to iago as, 'a being next to devil,': in 1926 swinburne's views on othello were published in four plays the complete works othello: new critical essays (2002, routledge) edited by philip c kolin, might also be worth reading. During the past twenty years or so, othello has become the shakespearean tragedy that speaks most powerfully to our contemporary concerns focusing on race and gender (and on class, ethnicity, sexuality, and nationality), the play talks about what audiences want to talk about yet at the same time, as refracted through. Othello- new critical essays by philip c kolin - download as pdf file (pdf), text file (txt) or read online.
New york: garland, 1988 conversations with edward albee jackson: up of mississippi 1988 american playwrights since 1945: a guide to scholarship, criticism, and performance westport: greenwood, 1989 othello: new critical essays new york: routledge, 2001 understanding adrienne kennedy. The shakespearean stage, 1574–1642 cambridge: cambridge university press , 1992 heilman, robert magic in the web: action and language in othello lexington: university of kentucky press, 1956 kolin, philip, ed othello: new critical essays new york: routledge, 2001 rosenberg, marvin the masks of othello.
Including twenty-one groundbreaking chapters that examine one of shakespeare's most complex tragedies othello: critical essays explores issues of friendship and fealty, love and betrayal, race and gender issues, and much more. Roderigo, a dangerous guide for the audience iago, a master actor in a metatheatrical allegory and desdemona, caught in conflicting matrimonial models, all emerge in astute new critical understanding philip kolin deserves our thanks for initiating and producing this volume that will compel every serious student of.
In his essay 'blackness made visible' (othello: new critical essays, 2010), kolin discusses how the play centres around one of the 'most inflammatory issues confronting early and late modern audiences alike: miscegenation - a black man marrying a white woman' shakespeare and elizabethan audiences would have. Critical essays on shakespeare's othello g k hall & co, 1994 • bloom, harold , ed & intro iago chelsea house publishers, 1992 • dean, leonard f a casebook on othello thomas y crowell company, 1961 • kaul, mythili, ed othello: new essays by black writers howard university press, 1997 • kolin, philip c.