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About this edition

  • Editor: Jessica Slights
  • General textual editors: James Mardock, Eric Rasmussen
  • Associate textual editor: Donald Bailey
  • Coordinating editor: Michael Best
  • Associate coordinating editor: Janelle Jenstad
  • Othello

    By William Shakespeare

    Edited by Jessica Slights

    Quick start: Othello (Modern)


    Texts of this edition

    Othello first appeared in print almost twenty years after it was written, in quarto format in 1622 (Q1) and then as part of First Folio in 1623 (F1). A second quarto edition was published in 1630 (Q2). There are over a thousand variations among these three early print editions; the modern version is based on the Folio.

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