Make a Donation

Consider making a donation to support SHAKSPER.

Subscribe to Our Feeds

Current Postings RSS

Announcements RSS

Home :: Archive :: 1999 :: April ::
Re: Othello's Last Speech
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.0764  Tuesday, 27 April 1999.

[1]     From:   Skip Nicholson <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
        Date:   Monday, 26 Apr 1999 15:17:53 -0700
        Subj:   RE: SHK 10.0754 Othello's Last Speech

[2]     From:   Maijan H. Al-Ruwaili <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
        Date:   Tuesday, 27 Apr 1999 02:07:12 +0300
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.0754 Othello's Last Speech


[1]-----------------------------------------------------------------
From:           Skip Nicholson <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
Date:           Monday, 26 Apr 1999 15:17:53 -0700
Subject: 10.0754 Othello's Last Speech
Comment:        RE: SHK 10.0754 Othello's Last Speech

>Nunn's Othello (Willard White) says "Speak of them as they are"
>rather than "Speak of me as I am," thus changing the pronoun from a
>reference to himself to a reference to the "unlucky deeds."  Perhaps
>this is more grammatical than a shift to "I," but I have been unable to
>find that this is actually a textual variation (at least not based on my
>limited research in Bevington and the Norton texts.)
>
>Bevington's text is the First Folio; does the Quarto of 1622 in fact
>have they rather than I?

Yes, according to M. R. Ridley's Arden (2) edition. The Folio and Q2
(1630) both have the first person pronouns.

Cheers,
Skip Nicholson
South Pasadena (CA) HS

 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 

[2]-------------------------------------------------------------
From:           Maijan H. Al-Ruwaili <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
Date:           Tuesday, 27 Apr 1999 02:07:12 +0300
Subject: 10.0754 Othello's Last Speech
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.0754 Othello's Last Speech

Barrett Fisher wrote:

>Othello's Last Speech
>
>I have been using the 1989 RSC production of "Othello" with my students,
>and have a question about a textual change in 5.2.352.  In this key
>line, Nunn's Othello (Willard White) says "Speak of them as they are"
>rather than "Speak of me as I am," thus changing the pronoun from a
>reference to himself to a reference to the "unlucky deeds."  Perhaps
>this is more grammatical than a shift to "I," but I have been unable to
>find that this is actually a textual variation (at least not based on my
>limited research in Bevington and the Norton texts.)

>Bevington's text is the First Folio; does the Quarto of 1622 in fact
>have they rather than I?

I have Lawrence J. Ross edition. He numbers the line "338" and comments
as follows:"338. me as I am F. Q. has 'them as they are." (p. 246). It
seems that Nunn has not made a significant textual change (T. S. Eliot
will still maintain his position).

Best wishes,
Maijan
 

Other Messages In This Thread

©2011 Hardy Cook. All rights reserved.