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“It Is Not Words That Shakes Me Thus”: Burbage, as if Othello

Joel B. Altman

in The Improbability of Othello: Rhetorical Anthropology and Shakespearean Selfhood

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226016108
eISBN:
9780226016122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226016122.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter studies Richard Burbage, the first Othello, and what we know of his second calling as limner, to reconstruct the promptings of the text and his multivalent acting as the Moor of Venice. ... More


An Introduction to Shakespeare’s Othello

Lindsey R. Swindall

in The Politics of Paul Robeson's Othello

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604738247
eISBN:
9781604738254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604738247.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter introduces Shakespeare’s play and offers an overview of important precedents—from Britain, the US, and the African American community—to Robeson’s portrayal of the Moor of Venice. It ... More


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