The First Quarto of Othello by William ShakespeareThe First Quarto of Othello by William Shakespeare

The First Quarto of Othello

byWilliam ShakespeareEditorScott McMillin

Paperback | April 25, 2005

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This is the first modernized and edited version of the 1622 text of Othello. It consists of a detailed introduction, quarto text, select collation and textual notes and is an important book for scholars in Shakespeare and Elizabethan-Jacobean drama, with wide ramifications for other Shakespeare textual studies and for students of early theatre history.
Scott McMillin is Professor of English at Cornell University.
Title:The First Quarto of OthelloFormat:PaperbackDimensions:162 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.39 inPublished:April 25, 2005Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521615941

ISBN - 13:9780521615945

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Abbreviations and conventions; Introduction: the textual problem; Q1 and foul papers; Greg sets the standard; Economy in the New Bibliography; Revision or abridgement; New evidence of foul papers?; Grounds for doubt; Walkley, Okes and the 'Cameron Group'; Punctuation; Compositorial prudence; Scribal punctuation and the Barnavelt Manuscript; Other King's-Men plays, 1619-22; Actors' interpolations; Listening; Dictation in the theatres; Mislineation; Playhouse scripts; Summary; Date of the Q1 playscript; Editorial procedure; The Play.

Editorial Reviews

"There have been published facsimilies, but Scott McMillin's The First Quarto of Othello is the first modernized and edited version of the 1622 original.... citations in the introduction are plentiful and clearly documented.... university students of Shakespeare and of textual bibliography will find editions in this Early Quartos series both accessible and illuminating." Sixteenth Century Journal