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


Shastri, Gauri Ganesh (2017) The Women of Othello: Shakespeare's Reinterpretation of "A Moorish Captain". Other, California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/6KYB-S819.


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:Hallett Smith Prize ; Hallett Smith Prize for Essay Devoted to Shakespeare ; Hixon Writing Center
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Humanities and Social Sciences
Major Option:Humanities
Awards:Hallett Smith Prize, 2017.
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Group:Hixon Writing Center, Hallett Smith Prize
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Defense Date:22 March 2017
Record Number:CaltechTHESIS:05242017-164712824
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ID Code:10205
Deposited By: Leslie Rico
Deposited On:25 May 2017 23:13
Last Modified:29 Sep 2020 18:49

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