Etymology of ‘Othello’

Othello: In Giraldi Cinthio’s text, the central character is identified simply as “a Moor”. Shakespeare was already subversive in his…

Twins in ‘Hamlet’

Although Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are presumably unrelated, they nevertheless appear to the audience as dramatic twins, whose names, faces and…

Notes on Rosencrantz and Guildenstern

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are not just difficult to distinguish as friends or foes: they are, crucially and strangely, difficult to differentiate from…