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Magic in the Web

Action and Language in Othello

Robert B. Heilman


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In his earlier work on King Lear, Mr. Heilman combined a number of critical procedures to form a new and important approach to Shakespearian criticism. His study of Othello displays the maturity of insight and skill in analysis the years have brought him in developing his critical method. Mr. Heilman takes account of stage effects; he traces out literal and symbolic meanings; he analyzes plot relationships; he examines characters in terms of both their psychological and their moral situations, a.

University Press of Kentucky, 9780813152530, 312pp.

Publication Date: July 15, 2014

About the Author

A native of Philadelphia, Robert B. Heilman is a graduate of Lafayette College and holds the Ph.D. degree from Harvard University. He has taught at Tufts College, Ohio University, the University of Maine, and Louisiana State University. Since 1948 he has been professor of English and executive officer of the department of English at the University of Washington. He is the author of two volumes of literary criticism, the author of several textbooks, and a contributor to various anthologies and scholarly journals.