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The Resource 'Othello' as tragedy: some problems of judgment and feeling, [by] Jane Adamson

'Othello' as tragedy: some problems of judgment and feeling, [by] Jane Adamson

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'Othello' as tragedy: some problems of judgment and feeling
Title
'Othello' as tragedy: some problems of judgment and feeling
Statement of responsibility
[by] Jane Adamson
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Critical views of Othello have polarized during the last forty years. The dispute is between those who follow Coleridge and Bradley and see Othello as noble but diabolically misled, and those who follow Eliot and Leavis and see him as a criminal egotist. Jane Adamson argues that both views are too simple and that both deprive the play of tragic point. She is concerned to reinstate the play as a great tragedy, and Othello as a complex tragic figure. She considers in detail how the drama unfolds; how Othello's predicament provides a focus for moral questions raised in all the other characters; how the reader or spectator becomes painfully involved with similar questions in trying to understand the action; and how in these ways the play continually undercuts easy moral simplifications. During this study a great deal else in Shakespeare is illuminated - especially his insight into the need for love, and the dangers that are inseparable from that need
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Adamson, Jane
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Shakespeare, William
  • Othello
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Tragedy
Label
'Othello' as tragedy: some problems of judgment and feeling, [by] Jane Adamson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 300 pages
Isbn
9780521223683
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
'Othello' as tragedy: some problems of judgment and feeling, [by] Jane Adamson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 300 pages
Isbn
9780521223683
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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