Othello by William Shakespeare
This open education resource is designed to help high school students studying the play Othello by William Shakespeare.
The main areas of study are:
- Character and Characterisation
- Important Events and turning points
- Shakespeare's Language
- Close reading
- Important ideas
- Key quotations
This resource is designed to be interactive and you to contribute your ideas. If you can think of other good questions to ask, add them to the activities. If you see an error, feel free to correct it.
|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.|