Macbeth. Hamlet. King Lear. Othello. Antony and Cleopatra. Cymbeline
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ...acousa (Ii Edltltt'7'l0 al nun-ito; oerca che l' oljieri uccida colui ch' rgli crodea Z' odultero: il cayitarw uccido M. moglie, E accusato doll' al/iori, non, oonfoasa il Jloro, ma osxondovi ohiari inditii e baruiito; o lo suolomto alfiori, credmdo mzocoro ml altri, prooaocia a se la morte mi.wramonte." The novel, however, not only differs considerably from the play in incident, but Cinthio's characters have no names with the exception of Desdemona. " I have not hitherto met with any translation of this novel of so early a date as the age of Shakespeare; but undoubtedly many of those little pamphlets have perished between his time and ours. It is highly probable that our author met with the name of Othello in some tale that has escaped our researches; as I likewise find it in Reynolds's ' God's Revenge against Adultery, ' standing in one of his Argu meuts as follows: ' She marries Othello, an old German soldier.' This History (the eighth) is professed to be an Italian one. Here also occurs the name of Iago. It is likewise found, as Dr. Farmer observes, in ' The History of the famous Euordanus Prince of Denmark, with the strange Adventures of Iago Prince of Saxonie; bl. l. ito, London, 1605. It may indeed be urged that these names were adopted from the tragedy before us: but I trust that every reader who is conversant with the peculiar style and method in which the work of honest John Reynolds is composed will acquit him of the slightest familiarity with the scenes of Shakespeare. This play was first entered at Stationers' Hall, Oct. 6, 1621, by Thomas Walkley who published it in quarto during the next yeur." STEEVENS.---"I have...
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