Medieval & Renaissance Drama in England
A critique is presented of the play "Othello" by William Shakespeare, focusing on a reference from Othello's final speech to an incident in Aleppo, Syria that the author attributes to the manuscript essay "A True Discourse" by George Manwaring, a companion of English adventurer Sir Anthony Sherley. Early 17th century British history, Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, and Queen Elizabeth I are mentioned, as well as references in the works to Turks and the censorship of English literature.
Original Publication Citation
Habib, I. (2013). Othello's "malignant Turk" and George Manwaring's "A True Discourse": The cultural politics of a textual derivation. Medieval & Renaissance Drama in England, 26, 207-239.
Habib, Imtiaz, "Othello's "Malignant Turk" and George Manwaring's "A True Discourse": The Cultural Politics of a Textual Derivation" (2013). English Faculty Publications. 59.