Item Description:"The argument of the present book is based on a comparison of two Shakespearean figures: the Fool of 'Lear' and Iago from 'Othello.'" "I base my comparison of Iago and the Fool first of all specifically on their common dramatic origin in the Vice of the morality plays." "In my approach I combine a historically oriented view (the development of the morality Vice) with a semiotic perspective (the function of these characters in generating and reflecting on the very idea of meaning within the play)."--"Introduction," pages 19, 20, and 22.
"The present book is a revised version of [my] dissertation."--"Acknowledgements," page 11.
Physical Description:178 pages ; 24 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9789633150443 (pbk.)
9633150442 (pbk.)
ISSN:0230-2780 ;
1219-0942 ;