Shakespeare Unit 2005: Othello 



Othello (cut text)
(full text at MIT)
Othello (Folio vs. Quarto); Quarto2;  Quarto4
Othello - Internet Shakespeare Editions (Folio and Quarto texts)
A Shakespearean Glossary
Plays of William Shakespeare. (Concordance, Search Engine)
William A. Williams, A Concordance of Shakespeare's works.

Giraldi Cinthio's Hecatommithi, (111,7). (trans J.E.Taylor, 1855)
Lambs' Tales From Shakespeare - Othello




Internet Medieval Sourcebook (Maps and Images)

Europe in the Mid 16th Century (detail) 
The Voyage from Venice to Cyprus  
Map of Italy During the Renaissance 
The Muslim World in AD 1500

Europe in the Mid 16th Century  
The Ottoman Empire in 1566

Shakespeare and Reformation Chronology

PowerPoint Presentations:

excerpts from Perry, An Intellectual History of Western Europe

Shakespeare Backgrounds

Why Study Shakespeare?
An Introduction to Shakespeare

Internet Shakespeare Editions:
"Educating Shakespeare" from School Life in Elizabethan England.
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, a biographical look at Shakespeare
InfoWeb, Stratford-upon-Avon, provides an account of Shakespeare's life:

Discussion Resources:

Study Guides:

Essay Topic

The Dangers of Idealism: Othello, The Wife of Bath and Renaissance Conceptions of Love
Class Notes: Othello v. Wife of Bath
Chaucer, The Wife of Bath's Prologue


Othello Criticism:

A. C. Bradley  from Shakespearean Tragedy (1904) Bradley on Othello
Wheeler, Richard  “ ‘And my loud crying still’: The Sonnets, The Merchant of Venice, and Othello” in Shakespeare’s Rough Magic: Renaissance Essays for C.L.Barber, ed Erikson and Kahn Newark: University of Delaware Press. (1985)
Cavell, Stanley  “Epistemology and Tragedy: A Reading of Othello in William Shakespeare’s Othello, ed Harold Bloom  Modern Critical Interpretations, Chelsea House Publishers (1987)
Greenblatt, Stephen  “The Improvisation of Power” in William Shakespeare’s Othello, ed Harold Bloom  Modern Critical Interpretations, Chelsea House Publishers (1987)
Neely, Carol Thomas  “Women and Men in Othello” in William Shakespeare’s Othello, ed Harold Bloom  Modern Critical Interpretations, Chelsea House Publishers (1987)
G. K. Hunter “Othello and Color Prejudice” in Dramatic Identities and Cultural Tradition (1978)
Muir, Kenneth, Shakespeare’s Tragic Sequence (1979)
Kirsch, Arthur Shakespeare and the Experience of Love, 10-39 Cambridge University Press (1981)
Burke, Kenneth  Othello: An Essay to Illustrate a Method” The Hudson Review 4 (1951-52): 165-203
Snow, Edward  “Sexual Anxiety and the Male Order of Things in Othello” English Literary Renaissance 10 no. 3 (1980) 385-411
Broken Nuptials in Shakespeare’s Plays, Yale University Press, New Haven (1985)

Shakespeare Magazine, Fall 99 Special Issue on Othello
City Honors William Shakespeare's Othello Page
All Shakespeare Othello Critical Essays


Othello Production History:

Othello on Stage by Gary Walton (Meredith College)

Marvin Rosenberg, The Masks of Othello

The Jacobean Othello
The Enlightenment Othello
The Romantic Othello
The Modern Othello

Hear Edwin Booth read from Othello in 1890 courtesy of the Michigan State University



Festival Documents:
(Festival Date: Thursday, December 19th , Day 2, 1:00- 3:30 p.m.)


Luminarium Links

Sixteenth Century Renaissance English Literature:
Background Information

General Introductions to the Renaissance
Overview of the 16th Century - Norton Topics Online
The Renaissance - Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Renaissance - The Annenberg/CPB Project
The Renaissance - Michael S. Seiferth

History and Politics
Battles and Rebellions - Lara Eakins
Renaissance Backgrounds: A Chronological Outline - Dr. Harriette Andreatis
Millennium Timeline: The 16th Century (1501 - 1600) - Greenwich 2000
Introduction to the 16th Century - c. t. iannuzzo
Humanism - Vatican Expo
Renaissance Political Theory - Dr. E. L. Skip Knox
Warfare and the State - Dr. E. L. Skip Knox
Loyalty as an Elizabethan Practice - Peter Grubbs
Tyburn Tree: Public Execution in Early Modern England - Charlie Mitchell
Shakespeare's England: Law - Arthur Underhill
Crime and the Law in Elizabethan England - UVic
The Technology of Warfare in Elizabethan England - UVic
Political and Social Aspects of the Later Elizabethan and Earlier Stewart Period - A. W. Ward
Power and Government in Elizabethan England - Heather Thomas
The Spanish Armada - Heather Thomas
Europe in the Elizabethan Age - Heather Thomas
Who was Who in the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth I - Heather Thomas
Harrison's Description Of Elizabethan England
Renaissance Humanism - The Annenberg/CPB Project
Who's Who in Tudor History - Lara Eakins
Chronology of Politics and War in the Renaissance - Virtual Renaissance
Crime and Punishment in Elizabethan England - Ashley Beyer and Valerie Passerini

Economy, Trade, and Exploration
Renaissance Exploration, Travel, and the World Outside Europe - Norton Topics Online
Renaissance Exploration and Trade - The Annenberg/CPB Project
Economy and Exploration Timeline - Dr. E. L. Skip Knox
The Economy of Europe in the Renaissance - Dr. E. L. Skip Knox
Money and Coinage - Maggie Pierce Secara
Chronology of Discovery and Trade in the Renaissance - Virtual Renaissance

Monarchs of England - Britannia Internet Magazine
History of the British Monarchy - The British Monarchy
Tudor England - Lara Eakins
Tudor Chronology - Kelly Crispen
Henry VIII and the early Tudors - UVictoria
Tudor Succession Problems - Sarah Vallieres
The Tudors - Welford and Wickham Primary School, Berkshire, England
The Stuarts - Welford and Wickham Primary School, Berkshire, England
The Tudor Succession - Maggie Pierce Secara
The Tudors - Kelly Crispen
Kings and Queens of England from 1485 to the Present - Glenn Everett
Royal Genealogies - Denis Reid
Images of the Tudors - Alexis Staples
Tudor Portrait Gallery - Joan Larsen Klein
Henry VIII and His Wives - Diana Laulainen-Schein
Tudor Women - Diana Laulainen-Schein
London and the Modern Monarchy - Penelope Corfield
Tudor Family Tree - Kelly Crispen
Letter of Thomas Cranmer on Henry VIII's divorce, 1533 - Medieval Sourcebook
Facsimile of Henry VIII's letter to Ann Boleyn

Religion & Philosophy
Religion in the Renaissance - UVictoria
Dissent, Doubt, and Spiritual Violence in the Reformation - Norton Topics Online
Hypertext Introduction to Italian Humanism - Robert Barrie
A Whirlwind Tour of the Protestant Reformation - Michael Bryson
The Protestant Reformation - Miles Hodges
The Core of Elizabethan Religion - John E. Booty
The First Book of Common Prayer January 15th, 1549 - Richard Cavendish
Ballads and brags: free speech and recusant culture in Elizabethan England - Phebe Jensen
N.D. versus O.E.: anonymity's moral ambiguity in Elizabethan Catholic controversy - Marcy L. North
Redefining the Sacred in Early Modern England: Bibliography - Folger Library
The Reformation and the Counter-Reformation - James Jackson
The Puritan movement - UVic
English Literature and Religion - William S. Peterson
Chronology of Religion in Renaissance society - Virtual Renaissance
Reformation in England - Dr. E. L. Skip Knox
Queen Elizabeth and the Reformation - Dr. E. L. Skip Knox
Forms of Early Religious Vernacular Texts in England (c.1475-1570) - David J. Duncan
Women's Writing in the Renaissance and Reformation - Janet Clare
The Elizabethan Homilies 1623 - UToronto

Renaissance Science and Medicine
Medieval Cosmology - Luminarium Encyclopedia
The Medieval Universe - UVictoria
Scientific Revolution - Dr. E.L. Skip Knox
Renaissance Science and Health - Maggie Pierce Secara
Lawyers, Physicians, and Travellers - Sara Douglass
Syphilis and the Shepherd of Atlantis - Stephen Jay Gould
Paracelsus’ Impact on Medicine During the Renaissance Era - Blake, Aronstam, & Buchanan
The Galileo Project - Rice University
Giambattista della Porta's "Natural Magick", 1584
Leonardo da Vinci: Scientist, Inventor, Artist - Museum of Science, Boston
Alchemy Virtual Library
Miscellany of Scientific Treatises: manuscript, ca. 1450-1475 - UPenn

The Plague
The Black Death - Dr. E.L. Skip Knox
The Plague - UVictoria
Pictures of the Plague - Ed Stephan
John Graunt's Bills of Mortality - Ed Stephan
The Plague in Elizabethan England - Miller, Orr, Bunker, and Rahman
Plague and Public Health in Renaissance Europe - University of Virginia

Magic, Witchcraft, and the Supernatural
The Supernatural - UVictoria
Witchcraft Documents [15th Century] - Medieval Sourcebook
Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe and America - UVA
Demonology - Cosma Shalizi
Facsimile excerpts from Harsnett's A Declaration of egregious Popish Impostures (1603) - UPenn
Two sixteenth-century Latin treatises on witchcraft - UPenn
The Malleus Maleficarum (Hammer of Witches) by Sprenger and Kramer (1484 ) - Rutgers
The Discoverie of Witchcraft by Reginald Scot (1584) -Rutgers
The Witch and Devil in Prints - Rutgers
Title-page of Dekker, Rowley, and Ford's "The Witch of Edmonton" (1621)
Spirits, Witches, & Science: Why the rise of science encouraged belief in the supernatural in 17th-c. England - Richard Olson
To Prevent a "Shipwreck of Souls": Johann Weyer and "De Praestigiis Daemonum." - Elisa Slattery
Towards a New Demonology - Steven Connor
Witchcraft Craze History - Laren
Witchcraft Trials and the Origins of the Witchcraze in Later Medieval England - "Epona Seaborn"
Witch-hunts of Scotland: How the trial of Doctor Fian Began a New Craze - "Wolf-Singer"
Witches - Eric Schaefges

Women in the Renaissance
Renaissance Images of the Virgin
Impudent Women: Carnival and gender in early modern culture - Kate Chedgzoy
Knox's The First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstrous Regiment of Women 1558
Marriage and Family in Elizabethan England - Maggie Pierce Secara
Gender, Family, Household: 17th C. Norms and Controversies - Norton Topics Online
Women's Rights - Norton Topics Online
Education of Women - Norton Topics Online
Women's Public Speech - Norton Topics Online
Education of Girls - UVic
Elizabethan Women Writers - UVictoria
Women as Translators - UVictoria
Huswifery - UVictoria
Women: loved and loathed - UVictoria
Order in the sexes - UVictoria
Literature for women - UVictoria
The Housewife's Rich Cabinet: Remedies, Recipes, and Helpful Hints - Folger Library
Shakespeare's Unruly Women - Folger Library
English 420: Women and Power in Early Modern England - Joan Larsen Klein, UIUC
The Society for the Study of Early Modern Women
Renaissance Women Writers - Professor Janet Smarr
Gallery of Images: Women with Books - Professor Janet Smarr
Life of Women in Tudor England - Kelly Crispen
Renaissance Women Online - Brown University
Bibliography: The Education of Upper-Class Englishwomen - Sharon Deborah Michalove
Women's Writing in the Renaissance and Reformation - Janet Clare

Renaissance Art Posters
Renaissance Images of the Virgin
Images of the Tudors - Alexis Staples
Images of the Elizabethan Theatre - Alexis Staples
An Image-Oriented Introduction to Backgrounds
for English Renaissance Literature
- Professor Herman Asarnow
Renaissance Image Gallery - Professor Rebecca Bushnell
Seeing What Shakespeare Means - Folger Library
Renaissance Maps - Lara Eakins
Early Modern Cartographic Resources on the WWW - Rhonda Lemke Sanford
Tudor Portrait Gallery - Joan Larsen Klein
Tudor Dress: A portfolio of images - Hope Greenberg
Electronic Renaissance: Images - Dr. E. L. Skip Knox
University of Michigan Image Catalog
Bodleian Library Image Catalog
Gunpowder Plot Images
Novus Orbis: Images of the New World, 1507-1669 - UVA
Gallery of Images: Women with Books - Professor Janet Smarr
Facsimile of Henry VIII's letter to Ann Boleyn
Pictures of the Plague - Ed Stephan

Renaissance Music
Music History 102: The Renaissance - IPL
Renaissance Consort
Music in England - UVictoria
Music in Tudor England - Lara Eakins
Early Music Midi Files - Curtis Clark
Guitar and Lute MIDI Library - Allan Alexander
Classical MIDI Archive: Composers born before the 17th century - Pierre R. Schwob
Classical MIDI Connection: Renaissance - Raborn and Winters
Mulliner Book MIDI files - David Cooke
English Baroque MIDI files - David Cooke
Renaissance MIDIs - Conrad Bladey
Medieval and Renaissance Music Research Page - Mulcheng
A Guide to Medieval and Renaissance Instruments - Musica Antiqua
Renaissance Musical Instruments - Megan Haynes and Brian Hart
Sixteenth-Century Printed Tablatures for the Lute, Vihuela, Guitar, and Cittern - Dr. Gary R. Boye
Sixteenth Century Ballads - Greg Lindahl
Music and Dance of the Period - Center for Fawkesian Pursuits

Renaissance Theatre
Images of the Elizabethan Theatre - Alexis Staples
The Sixteenth Century Court Audience: performers and spectators - Sarah Carpenter
Base Trade: Theater as Prostitution - Joseph Lenz
Renaissance Drama from its Medieval Origins to the Closing of the Theatres - Jennifer Mooney
Shakespeare's Stage - UVictoria
The Drama and Shakespeare - UVictoria
Renaissance Drama Home Page - Dr. Christy Desmet
London's disreputable South Bank in the 16th and 17th century. - Jessica A. Browner
Centre for Research in Early English Drama - University of Toronto

Renaissance Dance
Morris on the Stage - C. P. Clarke
Renaissance Dance - Andrew Draskóy
Renaissance Dance Sources - Joseph Casazza
Renaissance Music and Dance Homepage - Greg Lindahl
'Les Basses Danses de Marguerite d'Autriche'
Music and Dance of the Period - Center for Fawkesian Pursuits

Renaissance Art
Renaissance Art Posters
Renaissance Images of the Virgin
Holbein: court painter of the Reformation - Andrew Pettegree
National Portrait Gallery
Art in Renaissance England - UVictoria
The Arts in Tudor England - Kelly Crispen
Italian Painting of the 15th century - National Gallery of Art
Italian Painting of the 16th century - National Gallery of Art
Northern European Painting of the 15th-16th centuries - National Gallery of Art
A Tour of Renaissance Art - Dr. E. L. Skip Knox
Renaissance Tapestry - Sara Stone
Chronology of Art and Science in the Renaissance - Virtual Renaissance
Visual arts: 16th century - Municipal Museum de Lakenhal

Renaissance Architecture
Renaissance Architecture in England - UVictoria
Tudor Architecture - Lara Eakins
Renaissance and Baroque Architecture - UVA
Elizabethan Architecture - Valerie Kamhi

Renaissance Costume
Elizabethan Costuming - Drea Leed
Overview of an Elizabethan Outfit - Drea Leed
The Costumer's Manifesto: 16th century/Northern European Renaissance - Tara Maginnis, Ph.D
Renaissance Costume Guide
Merchants of Elizabethan Costumes
Tudor Dress: A Portfolio of Images - Hope Greenberg
Arador Armour Library - David Clemons
The Renaissance Tailor: 16th and 17th Century Clothing
Modesty to Majesty: The Development of the Codpiece - Beth Marie Kosir
Decorative Armor - LaDaryl Hale and Zak Manes
Hairstyles of the Elizabethan Period - Barfield and Fuller
Men's Fashion during the Elizabethan Period - Matt Doering
Women's Fashions of the Elizabethan Period - Bridges and Granger

Renaissance Printing and Publishing
Publishing in the Renaissance - UVictoria
The World of the Renaissance Print Shop - Merry Wiesner-Hanks
The Infancy of Printing - University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Printing: Renaissance & Reformation - University of South Carolina
Renascence Editions: Works Printed in English, 1477-1799 - Richard Bear
The Book-Trade, 1557–1625 - H. G. Aldis
Tudor Aristocrats and the Mythical "Stigma of Print" - Steven W. May
Renaissance Printing and Thinking - The Annenberg/CPB Project
Manuscripts, Books, and Maps: The Printing Press and a Changing World - Bruce Jones
Printing in the Renaissance and Reformation - University of South Carolina

Renaissance Food and Drink
Elizabethan Alehouses - Heather Thomas
Elizabethan Food - KJVI & I Page
Food in Tudor England - Lara Eakins
Renaissance Food - Maggie Pierce Secara
Medieval/Renaissance Brewing Homepage - Greg Lindahl
Medieval/Renaissance Food Homepage - Greg Lindahl

Renaissance Society - UVictoria
A Compendium of Common Knowledge - Maggie Pierce Secara
Literary Backgrounds of the 16th & 17th Centuries - Norton Anthology
Elizabethan Heraldry - John Neitz and Paula Kay Marmor
Tudor Heraldry - Kelly Crispen
London and the Development of Popular Literature - Harold V. Routh
Childhood in Elizabethan England - Heather Thomas
Outlaws and Highwaymen - Gillian Spraggs
Education during the European Renaissance - UMN
History of Prose Style - John F. Tinkler
Elizabethan Sports - Gretchen Maxwell and Alan Carey
Currency Values In Elizabethan England - Shrewsbury Renaissance Faire
The Shakespeare Classroom - JM Massi
PennEnglish: 50-Book Master List -- Sixteenth Century

Renaissance Forum - Andrew M. Butler, Technical Editor
Early Modern Literary Studies - Lisa Hopkins, Editor

VoS: Renaissance and 17th Century - Alan Liu
Renascence and Reformation - Cambridge History of English and American Literature
Internet Modern History Sourcebook - Paul Halsall
A Compendium of Common Knowledge - Maggie Pierce Secara
English Literature on the Web - Mitsuharu Matsuoka
Literary Resources -- Renaissance - Jack Lynch
Sonnet Central - Eric Blomquist
Imagining Early Modern Worlds - Dr. Grant Williams
San Antonio College LitWeb - Roger Blackwell Bailey, Ph.D
Elizabethan England - Springfield High School, IL
Renaissance - Terry A. Gray
Anglophilia - Marie E. Norris
England: Mega-Links Cultural Page - Dave Armstrong