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THE HISTORY OF THE PLAY

began a tradition of playing Othello as a lighter-skinned Oriental in a costume that was vaguely "Moorish." Othello, of course, was in the military service of Venice and would be supposed to wear the military dress appropriate to a Venetian officer, but actors generally tried to suggest in some fashion the Oriental or Moorish background of the hero.

THE TEXT OF THE PLAY
Othello was first printed in 1622, one year before the First Folio, the collected edition of Shakespeare's plays, appeared. The 1622 quarto version was printed by Nicholas Oakes for Thomas Walkley and its title page declared that it had "been divers times acted at the Globe, and at the Blackfriars." The First Folio and the First Quarto texts are equally authoritative; both appear ±o derive from playhouse manuscripts. The Folio version contains about 160 lines omitted from the Quarto, but in many instances the Quarto provides better readings. Two later quartos (1630 and 1655) were probably based on the two earlier texts. In the preparation of the present edition, the editors in general have followed the Folio, but they have made corrections based on the First Quarto when its readings seemed preferable; they have modernized spelling and altered punctuation to give the sense that was intended.
Neither the Folio nor the Quarto text contains settings for the various scenes, and stage directions are few and inadequate. Accordingly, settings and stage directions have been added to illuminate the action. These and additions to directions adopted from the original texts are enclosed in square brackets.

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