Race in William Shakespeare's Othello

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When decorated Moorish general Othello appoints Cassio as his chief lieutenant, Iago gets jealous and plots revenge, alleging that Othello's wife, a much younger white woman, is having an affair with Cassio. In many ways, Shakespeare's Othello remains a potent expression of race and racism three-hundred years after its publication. This volume offers compelling interpretations of the actions and the characters that have made this play so controversial. Essays discuss the question of Othello's color, the contradictory notions of black and white in the play, sexuality and racial difference, and whether Desdemona's marriage to Othello incites racism. Contributors include Ania Loomba, Peter Ackroyd, and Doris Adler.
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Grouping Author vernon elso johnson book
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subject_facet Electronic books, Race in literature, Race relations, Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616. -- Othello
title_display Race in William Shakespeare's Othello
title_full Race in William Shakespeare's Othello / Vernon Elso Johnson, book editor, Race in William Shakespeare's Othello [electronic resource] / Vernon Elso Johnson, book editor
title_short Race in William Shakespeare's Othello
topic_facet Race in literature, Race relations, Shakespeare, William