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Essay | Audience Response to "Othello"

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Audience Response to "Othello"

Summary: Essay discusses the audience's response to "Othello" and makes reference to two scenes from the play and shows how these scenes impact the play as a whole.


"Every new reading of Othello implies a reconsideration of the ways audiences value the play and respond to it." In this way, Shakespeare may not be the only author in the creation of Othello's themes and meanings. And, it is therefore the different interpretations made by the responder that contribute to the production of the meanings of Othello also. This suggested "death of the author", subsequently makes the varying interpretations dependent on the responder's own experiences, pre knowledge and what he or she values. In Othello, two types of different interpretations out of several others include a feminist's perspective and a psycho analytical perspective.

From the feminist's perspective, the responder will recognise the stereotypical views of woman in Shakespeare's time. This is demonstrated in Act 4 Scene 1, where, while awaiting for Othello's return, Iago strikes up an uneasy conversation between himself, Desdemona, Emilia and Cassio; about what...

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