Literary Analysis of Othello from 4 different approaches, feminist, new historicist, marxist and post-colonial – British Library
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“Othello was crafted at the dawn of the 17th century, shaped by complex social and geopolitical issues that new historicist critics, who seek to place literary works within a historical framework, have recently sought to unravel. Yet from its first staging to the present, Othello has also been among the few Shakespearean plays to be repeatedly staged to enthusiastic audiences, not only in England, but across the globe. This continuing appeal suggests that the tragedy transcends the time and location in which it was written, provoking new interpretations from generation to generation, place to place. In order to fully appreciate Othello, we need to see it in its multifaceted historical context – then – and consider the myriad ways it speaks to audiences now.”
Professor and Author Virginia Mason Vaughan looks at 4 recent critical approaches to Othello: feminist, new historicist, marxist and post-colonial. This source is published by the British Library, an excellent resource for analysis of English literature.
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