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First Quarto of Othello

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ISBN-10: 0521615941

ISBN-13: 9780521615945

Edition: 2005

Authors: Scott McMillin, William Shakespeare, Brian Gibbons, William Shakespeare

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This is the first modernized and edited version of the 1622 Othello. By taking this earliest published version of Othello as a book in its own right, Scott McMillin accounts for the mystery of its thousands of differences from the Folio version by arguing that the Quarto was printed from a theatre script reflecting cuts and actors' interpolations made in the playhouse. McMillin explains that the playhouse script was apparently taken from dictation by a scribe listening to the actors themselves, and thus reveals how Othello was spoken in seventeenth-century performance. This edition, which consists of a detailed introduction, quarto text, select collation and textual notes, is an important…    
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List price: $55.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/24/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 162
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594

Scott McMillin (1934-2006) was Professor of English at Cornell University. He was the coauthor of "The Queen's Men and Their Plays" and the author of "The Elizabethan Theatre and the Book of Sir Thomas More".

William Shakespeare, 1564 - 1616 Although there are many myths and mysteries surrounding William Shakespeare, a great deal is actually known about his life. He was born in Stratford-Upon-Avon, son of John Shakespeare, a prosperous merchant and local politician and Mary Arden, who had the wealth to send their oldest son to Stratford Grammar School. At 18, Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway, the 27-year-old daughter of a local farmer, and they had their first daughter six months later. He probably developed an interest in theatre by watching plays performed by traveling players in Stratford while still in his youth. Some time before 1592, he left his family to take up residence in London,…    

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