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The First Quarto of Othello

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Part of The New Cambridge Shakespeare: The Early Quartos

  • Date Published: April 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521615945

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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.

    • The first modernized and edited version of the 1622 Othello
    • Accounts for the mystery of why the Othello Quarto differs from the better-known Folio version on thousands of points
    • An important book for scholars in Shakespeare and Elizabethan-Jacobean drama
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    "[McMillin's] challenging introduction makes a keen case for rethinking not only the relation between the two printed texts and their manuscript progenitors but also for the relation among writing, performance and print in the early modern theater." Studies in English Literature

    "This new edition, using modernized spelling and offering substantive textual and collation notes, makes the First Quarto (Q1) accessible for study or performance in nearly original form. Essential for theater practicioners and historians as wel as students and scholars of Shakespeare." Choice

    "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

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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521615945
    • length: 162 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 10 mm
    • weight: 0.25kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    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'
    Compositorial prudence
    Scribal punctuation and the Barnavelt Manuscript
    Other King's-Men plays, 1619–22
    Actors' interpolations
    Dictation in the theatres
    Playhouse scripts
    Date of the Q1 playscript
    Editorial procedure
    The Play.

  • Author

    William Shakespeare


    Scott McMillin, Cornell University, New York
    Scott McMillin is Professor of English at Cornell University.

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