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Exit, pursued by a fan

Shakespeare, Fandom, and the Lure of the Alternate Universe

Kavita Mudan Finn and Jessica McCall

with the characters and the situation of the source but changes the plot’. 7 This type of story usually picks up at the point of divergence and explores what might have happened had the plot taken a different turn. A version of Othello where Emilia

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Wrestling with Shylock

Contemporary British Jewish Theatre and Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice

Jeanette R. Malkin and Eckart Voigts

writes, a play he has no wish to stage because (unlike Othello) Shylock represents fundamental Otherness in Venice: It’s interesting that the same Venice that ascribes everything that’s bad about Shylock to his Jewishness, that spits out the word Jew

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James Everest and Clare Whitehead

Harold Jenkins, however, writes: ‘Again, best in destructive criticism. I welcome his perception of the fallacies of Leavis on Othello . But again little on the positive side emerges’. 24 When we spoke to John Drakakis about the reaction to his

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Egypt between Two Shakespeare Quadricentennials 1964–2016

Reflective Remarks in Three Snapshots

Hazem Azmy

no newcomer to Shakespeare. His 1966 graduation project at the London Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts had featured him playing a memorable Othello (according to Enani, who reviewed the production for al-Masraḥ in 1965). 7 Even more, cast in the

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Deproblematizing The Merchant of Venice

Text, and Pretexts for Changing Subtext

Roger Wooster

gullible murderous buffoon Othello or a chauvinistic warmonger Henry V. Our experience with Merchant across 400 years is that the interpretation of text can be changed radically but we need to be alert: we may not always like what others feel licensed to

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Jesús Tronch

Comèdia in Barcelona, and was revived on 28 October. Othello appeared in Spanish with Enrique Borrás’ company in Barcelona in 1938 at the Barcelona Liceu playhouse, announced on 25 October in the newspaper La Vanguardia. 12 In addition, a Catalan

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Harriet Kennedy, Elizabeth (Biz) Nijdam, Logan Labrune, and Chris Reyns-Chikuma

collection, as well as the purposes of the various works. With case studies ranging from Ana G. Gal on Dracula , Poe’s tales examined by Derek Parker Royal, Dirk Vanderbeke’s chapter on Moby Dick , J. Caitlin Finlayson about Othello and many more, these

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Gamed by the System

Exploring Black Male Youths’ Motivation to Participate in Sports

Deborwah Faulk, Robert A. Bennett III, and James L. Moore III

-Athletes and Racial Inequities in NCAA Division I College Sports . Philadelphia, PA : University of Pennsylvania, Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education . Harris , Othello . 1997 . “ The Role of Sport in the Black Community .” Sociological

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‘Abd al-Raḥīm Kamāl’s Dahsha

An Upper Egyptian Lear

Noha Mohamad Mohamad Ibraheem

and surprising matter’. ‘Dahsha’ . 13 A.C. Bradley, Shakespearean Tragedy: Lectures on Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, Macbeth (London: Macmillan, 1905), 282. 14 ʿĀmir is the son of a

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In the Eyes of Some Britons

Aleppo, an Enlightenment City

Mohammad Sakhnini

[T]hat in Aleppo once Where a malignant and a turban’d Turk Beat a Venetian and traduc’d the state I took by the throat the circumcised dog And smote him—thus. [stabs himself] —William Shakespeare, Othello , 1604 Eighteenth-century British