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The Women of Othello: Shakespeare's Reinterpretation of "A Moorish Captain"

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Shastri, Gauri G. (2017) The Women of Othello: Shakespeare's Reinterpretation of "A Moorish Captain". Other, California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/6KYB-S819. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechTHESIS:05242017-164712824

Abstract

William Shakespeare’s source for his tragedy Othello is the Italian novella “A Moorish Captain,” written by Giraldi Cinthio in 1565 as part of his work Hecatommithi. Shakespeare’s retelling of the story is particularly interesting because Shakespeare alters the roles of the important female characters of the play.

Item Type:Thesis (Other)
Subject Keywords:Hallet Smith Shakespeare
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Humanities and Social Sciences
Major Option:Humanities
Awards:Hallett Smith Prize for Essay Devoted to Shakespeare, 2017
Thesis Availability:Restricted to Caltech community only
Research Advisor(s):
  • Unknown, Unknown
Group:Hixon Writing Center, Hallett Smith Prize for Essay Devoted to Shakespeare
Thesis Committee:
  • None, None
Defense Date:22 March 2017
Record Number:CaltechTHESIS:05242017-164712824
Persistent URL:http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechTHESIS:05242017-164712824
DOI:10.7907/6KYB-S819
Default Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:10205
Collection:CaltechTHESIS
Deposited By: Leslie Rico
Deposited On:25 May 2017 23:13
Last Modified:11 Apr 2019 21:24

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