TITLE

Race and the Spectacle of the Monstrous in Othello

AUTHOR(S)
Aubrey, James R.
PUB. DATE
March 1993
SOURCE
Clio;Spring93, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p221
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article explores the ways in which William Shakespeare connects Africans and monsters in "Othello." In Shakespeare's book, Othello's character is constructed in a way that would have engaged such popular associations of Africans with monsters and thereby would have intensified audience responses to early performances. According to the author, the idea that Africans and monsters are related, if not equated, on some level of the popular imagination, constituted part of early modern England's habitus.
ACCESSION #
32634556

 

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