Othello by William Shakespeare

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"must you speak Of one that lov'd not wisely but too well"


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To develop an understanding the key areas of the play, including:
  • Character development and characterisation
  • Context and setting
  • Important events and turning points
  • Important ideas and themes
  • Close reading
  • Shakespeare's use of language



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08/09/2011
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Othello, the Moor of Venice is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in approximately 1603, and based on the Italian short story "Un Capitano Moro" ("A Moorish Captain") by Cinthio, a disciple of Boccaccio, first published in 1565. The work revolves around four central characters: Othello, a Moorish general in the Venetian army; his wife Desdemona; his lieutenant, Cassio; and his trusted ensign Iago. Because of its varied and current themes of racism, love, jealousy, and betrayal, Othello is still often performed in professional and community theatres alike and has been the basis for numerous operatic, film, and literary adaptations.

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