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William Shakespeare: Othello
(Flinders University English Discipline and South Australian English Teachers Association, 1991)
Othello is not often thought of as a play primarily concerned with madness, yet that is what it is.
R.A.K. Mason's Universality
(Rinsen Books, Kyoto, 1998)
Mason is writing about the plight of man, trapped in a hostile place, i.e. our planet, which, in the space of the universe as a whole, is 'fixed at the friendless outer edge'. Even if perhaps a poet in an isolated country ...
Mandrakes and Whiblins in 'The Honest Whore'
(The University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, 1997)
In Act I, scene ii of Thomas Dekker's The Honest Whore (1604), there occurs a dialogue between Viola, the wife of the linen-draper Candido, and her brother Fustigo. Fustigo comments that Candido must be either a mandrake ...