TITLE

The Design of Desdemona: Doubt Raised and Resolved

AUTHOR(S)
Cook, Ann Jennalie
PUB. DATE
January 1980
SOURCE
Shakespeare Studies;1980, Vol. 13, p187
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
Discusses the way in which English dramatist William Shakespeare shapes the character of Desdemona in the play 'Othello' and the audience's apprehension of it. Scandal inherent in Desdemona's elopement; Ways in which Shakespeare continues to pay out ambivalent evidence on Desdemona in the second act.
ACCESSION #
7166124

 

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