Speaking of the Moor : from Alcazar to Othello / Emily C. Bartels.Material type: TextPublisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, c2008Description: viii, 252 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780812240764 (acid-free paper); 0812240766 (acid-free paper); 9780812221015; 081222101X.Subject(s): English drama -- Early modern and Elizabethan, 1500-1600 -- History and criticism | Africa -- In literature | Blacks in literature | Race in literature | Peele, George, 1556-1596. Battle of Alcazar | Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Othello | Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Titus Andronicus | Lust's dominion; or, The lascivious queen | England -- Race relations -- History -- 16th centuryDDC classification: 822.309355 Other classification: HI 1254 | HI 1250
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On sitting down to read Othello once again -- Enter Barbary: The battle of Alcazar and 'the World' -- Imperialist beginnings: Hakluyt's Navigations and the place and displacement of Africa -- 'Incorporate in Rome': Titus Andronicus and the consequence of conquest -- Too many blackamoors: deportation, discrimination, and Elizabeth I -- Banishing 'all the Moors': Lust's dominion and the story of Spain -- Cultural traffic: The history and description of Africa and the unmooring of the Moor -- The 'stranger of here and everywhere': Othello and the Moor of Venice.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -241) and index.
"In Speaking of the Moor, Emily Bartels sets the early modern Moor plays beside contemporaneous texts that embed Moorish figures within England's historical record - Richard Hakluyt's Principal Navigations, Queen Elizabeth's letters proposing the deportation of England's "blackamoors," and John Pory's translation of The History and Description of Africa. Her book uncovers the surprising complexity of England's negotiation and accommodation of difference at the end of the Elizabethan era."--BOOK JACKET.