Othello and Interpretive Traditions by Edward PechterOthello and Interpretive Traditions by Edward Pechter

Othello and Interpretive Traditions

byEdward Pechter

Paperback | March 15, 2012

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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 Iago, it forces us to hear what we do not want to hear; like the characters in the play, we become trapped in our own prejudicial malice and guilt.
Edward Pechter has taught at universities in the U. S., England, and Canada and is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Concordia University (Montreal) and Adjunct Professor of English at the University of Victoria (British Columbia). His books include Dryden’s Classical Theory of Literature, What Was Shakespeare?, Textual and Theatrica...
Title:Othello and Interpretive TraditionsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.8 inPublished:March 15, 2012Publisher:University of Iowa PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1609380991

ISBN - 13:9781609380991

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Editorial Reviews

“Edward Pechter's brilliant new study takes us as close as possible to the centre of the play's agony. Learned and scholarly—but also always lively and provocative—Pechter is the ideal guide to the ways in which we have to confront the appalling experience of Othello.”—Peter Holland, Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham, Stratford-upon-Avon