Oxford Literature Companions: Othello
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Oxford Literature Companions: Othello

By Peter Buckroyd
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Book Description

Easy to use in the classroom or as a tool for revision, Oxford Literature Companions provide student-friendly analysis of a range of popular A Level set texts. Each book offers a lively, engaging approach to the text, covering characterisation and role, genre, context, language, themes, structure, performance and critical views, whilst also providing a range of varied and in-depth activities to deepen understanding and encourage close work wtih the text. Each book
also includes a comprehensive Skills and Practice section, which provides detailed advice on assessment and a bank of exam-style questions and annotated sample student answers. This guide covers Othello by William Shakespeare.

Table of Contents
  • Front Cover
  • Title Page
  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • Plot and Structure
    • Plot
    • Structure
  • Context
    • Literary source of the play
    • Race
    • Stereotypes
    • Racial language
    • Place
    • Venice
    • Love, desire and the female
  • Genre
    • Othello as a tragedy
    • Political or private tragedy?
    • Order and disorder
    • Villains and victims
    • Aristotle, tragedy and Othello
    • Othello as a tragic hero
    • The tragic death
  • Characterization and Roles
    • Othello
    • Iago
    • Desdemona
    • Emilia and Bianca
    • Cassio and Roderigo
    • Brabantio
  • Language
    • Elevated language
    • Linguistic patterns
    • Persuasive language
    • Symbolism
    • Imagery
  • Performance
    • Performance as a reading
    • Concepts underpinning performance
    • Representing race
    • Performing Othello
    • Performing Iago
    • Performing Desdemona
  • Themes
    • Jealousy
    • Disorder and chaos
    • Appearance and reality
    • Role-playing and storytelling
    • Power, honour and honesty
  • Critical Views
    • Reading positions and approaches
    • Beginning to apply critical views
    • Developing your own readings
  • Skills and Practice
    • Exam skills
    • Sample answers
    • Sample questions
  • Glossary
  • Back Cover
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