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 impending Arden three variation of Othello - uncovers in additional element than any past learn the hidden heritage of the 2 early texts of Othello, the 4to and the Folio. He lines the an important function performed through 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 reproduction for the Folio.
via cautious research of specific passages Honigmann exposes the level to which models of Othello followed through editors and largely considered as essentially 'Shakespearean' have been profoundly prompted by means of others than Shakespeare himself. wondering time-honoured editorial systems the findings of Texts of Othello have implications for plenty of different of the performs of the Shakespeare canon, and extra broadly for questions of authorship and the doctrine of the 'better text'.

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