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By E. A. J. Honigmann

ISBN-10: 041509271X

ISBN-13: 9780415092715

ISBN-10: 0415865468

ISBN-13: 9780415865463

In a groundbreaking piece of scholarly detective paintings, Professor Honigmann - editor of the drawing close Arden three variation of Othello - uncovers in additional aspect than any past learn the hidden background of the 2 early texts of Othello, the 4to and the Folio. He lines the an important position performed by means of males in reworking Shakespeare's nearly illegible manuscript to print: Thomas Walkley, the writer of the 4to, and Ralph Crane, the scribe who ready the printer's replica for the Folio.
via cautious research of specific passages Honigmann exposes the level to which types of Othello followed through editors and commonly considered as essentially 'Shakespearean' have been profoundly stimulated via others than Shakespeare himself. wondering time-honoured editorial approaches the findings of Texts of Othello have implications for plenty of different of the performs of the Shakespeare canon, and extra generally for questions of authorship and the doctrine of the 'better text'.

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