This Guide provides a critical survey of the responses to this popular play. Chrologically arranged, the book draws on a rich range of critical writings, including Dr Johnson, Coleridge, Bradley and Leavis. This material is linked to more general issues regarding Shakespearean criticism and scholarship, and the development of literary theory.
NICHOLAS POTTER is Head of the School of Humanities and Performing Arts at Swansea Institute of Higher Education, UK. His previous publications include Shakespeare: Othello, also in the Readers' Guides to Essential Criticism series.