The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.2447 Thursday, 25 October 2001
From: Christopher Paul <
Date: Wednesday, 24 Oct 2001 22:33:31 -0300
Subject: 12.2429 Re: Othello's Name
Comment: Re: SHK 12.2429 Re: Othello's Name
> Wells and Taylor date Othello (1) 1603 - 1604, which, if correct, would
> make rather a problem with the 1605 date. The play was entered into the
> Stationer's Register in November 1604. When considering a problem like
> this, one must consider that Shakespeare influenced the book you
> mentioned, not the other way around.
> (1) Stanley Wells and Gary Taylor with John Jowett and William
> Montgomery, *William Shakespeare: A Textual Companion* (Oxford: Claredon
> Press, 1987. Pp. 126, 476-478.)
> Mike Jensen
Mr. Jensen seems to be confusing the Stationers' Registration date with
that of the first recorded performance of *Othello*, which was 1
November, 1604. The SR entry was 6 October, 1621. Q1 of course came
out in 1622. F 1623.
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