Othello #2020

Othello By William Shakespeare Othello In Othello Shakespeare creates a powerful drama of a marriage that begins with fascination between the exotic Moor Othello and the Venetian lady Desdemona with elopement and with intense mutual de
  • Title: Othello
  • Author: William Shakespeare
  • ISBN: 9780743477550
  • Page: 258
  • Format: Paperback
  • Othello By William Shakespeare In Othello, Shakespeare creates a powerful drama of a marriage that begins with fascination between the exotic Moor Othello and the Venetian lady Desdemona , with elopement, and with intense mutual devotion and that ends precipitately with jealous rage and violent deaths He sets this story in the romantic world of the Mediterranean, moving the action from Venice to the iIn Othello, Shakespeare creates a powerful drama of a marriage that begins with fascination between the exotic Moor Othello and the Venetian lady Desdemona , with elopement, and with intense mutual devotion and that ends precipitately with jealous rage and violent deaths He sets this story in the romantic world of the Mediterranean, moving the action from Venice to the island of Cyprus and giving it an even exotic coloring with stories of Othello s African past Shakespeare builds so many differences into his hero and heroine differences of race, of age, of cultural background that one should not, perhaps, be surprised that the marriage ends disastrously But most people who see or read the play feel that the love that the play presents between Othello and Desdemona is so strong that it would have overcome all these differences were it not for the words and actions of Othello s standard bearer, Iago, who hates Othello and sets out to destroy him by destroying his love for Desdemona As Othello succumbs to Iago s insinuations that Desdemona is unfaithful, fascination which dominates the early acts of the play turns to horror, especially for the audience We are confronted by spectacles of a generous and trusting Othello in the grip of Iago s schemes of an innocent Desdemona, who has given herself up entirely to her love for Othello only to be subjected to his horrifying verbal and physical assaults, the outcome of Othello s mistaken convictions about her faithlessness.
    Othello By William Shakespeare Othello Summary Characters Britannica Othello, in full Othello, the Moor of Venice, tragedy in five acts by William Shakespeare, written in and published in in a quarto edition from a transcript of an authorial manuscript. Othello Study Guide SparkNotes The story of an African general in the Venetian army who is tricked into suspecting his wife of adultery, Othello is a tragedy of sexual jealousy First performed around , the play is also a pioneering exploration of racial prejudice Read a character analysis of Othello, plot summary, and important quotes. Othello Jan , Iago convinces Othello, The Moor of Venice that his wife, Desdemona has been unfaithful Iago is an evil, manipulative character with his own agenda A plot of jealousy and rage transpires in this classic Shakespearean tale Written by Jason Ihle jrihl conncoll Othello character Why does Othello trust Iago eNotes Othello by William Shakespeare Othello is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in It is based on the story Un Capitano Moro A Moorish Captain by Cinthio, a disciple of Boccaccio, first published in The story revolves around its two central characters Othello, a Moorish general in the Venetian army and his unfaithful ensign, Iago. Othello Plot Overview SparkNotes Othello Othello begins on a street in Venice, in the midst of an argument between Roderigo, a rich man, and Iago Roderigo has been paying Iago to help him in his suit to Desdemona But Roderigo has just learned that Desdemona has married Othello, a general whom Iago begrudgingly serves as ensign. Othello Entire Play Enter OTHELLO OTHELLO It is the cause, it is the cause, my soul, Let me not name it to you, you chaste stars It is the cause Yet I ll not shed her blood Nor scar that whiter skin of hers than snow, And smooth as monumental alabaster Yet she must die, else she ll betray men.
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    1. William Shakespeare

      William Shakespeare baptised 26 April 1564 was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world s pre eminent dramatist He is often called England s national poet and the Bard of Avon or simply The Bard His surviving works consist of 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems His plays have been translated into every major living language, and are performed often than those of any other playwright.Shakespeare was born and raised in Stratford upon Avon Scholars believe that he died on his fifty second birthday, coinciding with St George s Day.At the age of 18 he married Anne Hathaway, who bore him three children Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith Between 1585 and 1592 he began a successful career in London as an actor, writer, and part owner of the playing company the Lord Chamberlain s Men, later known as the King s Men He appears to have retired to Stratford around 1613, where he died three years later Few records of Shakespeare s private life survive, and there has been considerable speculation about such matters as his sexuality, religious beliefs, and whether the works attributed to him were written by others.Shakespeare produced most of his known work between 1590 and 1613 His early plays were mainly comedies and histories, genres he raised to the peak of sophistication and artistry by the end of the sixteenth century Next he wrote mainly tragedies until about 1608, including Hamlet, King Lear, and Macbeth, considered some of the finest examples in the English language In his last phase, he wrote tragicomedies, also known as romances, and collaborated with other playwrights Many of his plays were published in editions of varying quality and accuracy during his lifetime, and in 1623, two of his former theatrical colleagues published the First Folio, a collected edition of his dramatic works that included all but two of the plays now recognised as Shakespeare s.Shakespeare was a respected poet and playwright in his own day, but his reputation did not rise to its present heights until the nineteenth century The Romantics, in particular, acclaimed Shakespeare s genius, and the Victorians hero worshipped Shakespeare with a reverence that George Bernard Shaw called bardolatry In the twentieth century, his work was repeatedly adopted and rediscovered by new movements in scholarship and performance His plays remain highly popular today and are consistently performed and reinterpreted in diverse cultural and political contexts throughout the world.According to historians, Shakespeare wrote 37 plays and 154 sonnets throughout the span of his life Shakespeare s writing average was 1.5 plays a year since he first started writing in 1589 There have been plays and sonnets attributed to Shakespeare that were not authentically written by the great master of language and literature.

    217 thoughts on “Othello”

    1. Othello, abridged OTHELLO I love my wife IAGO She gave Cassio her handkerchief.OTHELLO OMG THAT CHEATING WHORE DESDEMONA Hi honey OTHELLO I KEEL YOU DESDEMONA dies EMILIA Dude, what is WRONG with you OTHELLO Huh IAGO Yeah, I totally made that whole wife is cheating on you thing up PUNK D OTHELLO OMG I KILLED MY WIFE FOR NO REASON I KEEL MYSELF andene.

    2. Not trying to upset Proust or Joyce, but these days, it s Shakespeare who s been taking me to bed every night He s become part of my daily routine and his are my last conscious thoughts before departing to dreamland Granted, it could be another playwriter or even a regular book All I need really are small chapters that I can finish quickly when slumber s tentacles start to wrap my body and their calming effects slowly soothe my mind But it s been Shakespeare and any insomniac who s recently foun [...]

    3. Jealousy, The green ey d monster, that is what the wise Shakespeare wroteOthello loved his wife, Desdemona, too much so, nothing could continue that fever, emotions lessen over time.The mighty general was a very capable soldier of Venice, commanding respect on the battlefield, he could do no wrong, brave, ferocious, dynamic, his sword deadly, still life is complicated than just war, though, the Moor was a fish out of water, in a quite different, and strange culture, becoming a Christian, fighti [...]

    4. I have always admired this play as Shakespeare s most theatrical tragedy, but I also feel that it often veers too close to melodrama Shaw remarked that Othello is written in the style of Italian opera, and it shares with Verdi and Donizetti the same big emotions, the same clear demarcation of good and evil, that give Lucia and Trovatore their emotional intensity and their lack of essential seriousness too During this reading, however, I began to realize that Othello is much than the greatest of [...]

    5. Will you, I pray, demand that demi devilWhy he hath thus ensnared my soul and body Othello, end of Act VWhen I was about 9 years old, I put a healthy, live mouse into my parents microwave oven It was a summer day and I was all alone I had this devilish feeling inside me I knew it was wrong, but I had to do it I grabbed a kitchen chair, dragged it across the floor, stood on it, opened the door, and threw the mouse in Then I hit start.At first it was no big deal The light turned on inside, the mou [...]

    6. O, beware, my lord, of jealousy It is the green ey d monster, which doth mockThe meat it feeds on This famous quote made my 14 year old son, currently reading Othello for the first time it is his first Shakespeare ever , come into my room to complain He was deeply frustrated with the sweet tongue of the evil Iago, speaking in one way and acting in another, spreading fake news and rumours while pretending to be supportive and unselfish Iago is even worse than Uriah Heep , he said, referring to a [...]

    7. The trust, the office I do hold of youNot only take away, but let your sentenceEven fall upon my life Act I, Scene 3.This is the Othello the reader meets at the beginning of this tragedy The Renaissance ideal, an archetypal hero, sure of himself, valiant and honorable, in complete self control when falsely accused of forcing fair Desdemona, the daughter of a nobleman, to marry him When confronted by the Duke, his defense plea shines with splendid poetry, calm dignity and the voice of reason, cha [...]

    8. Book Review4 of 5 stars to Othello, a tragic play written in 1603, by William Shakespeare When it comes to writing a thorough review about this Shakespearean work of art, it could take weeks and days to craft perfection however, I ve already stumbled upon a few across , and the world doesn t need another interpretation by a middle aged white guy Nor does it need my opinion about what this says of a person s ethnic background, skin color or personality traits But what the world does need to hear [...]

    9. I ve always believed that Iago is one of the greatest literary villains ever A nemesis who was so twisted by hate and even acknowledged that he had no good reason for wanting to destroy the hero Iago is the archetype for so many modern villains.Whenever I reread Othello , I picture a cinematic version where Denzel Washington plays Othello, Cate Blanchett plays Desdemona, and Tim Roth plays Iago the movie wouldn t even have to be titled William Shakespeare s Othello , it could simply be named Gre [...]

    10. Reread for class January 2016 This is the first Shakespeare play I read on my own and rereading it and studying it in class is giving me a whole new perspective on it which makes me love it even

    11. Here s my thing Who am I supposed to root for Othello Who doesn t seem to know how to communicate with anyone He gets so jealous and infuriated by conjecture about his wife of less than a week, I believe that he has a seizure Then proceeds to treat said wife absolutely horribly Desmonda In her first speech, she defends her marriage to Othello then does nothing else She seemed constantly determined to please everyone Joking with Iago, defending Cassio, repeatedly proclaiming her love for Othello [...]

    12. I have now read Shakespeare s Sonnets and 9 of his 38 plays, mostly the better known ones, slowly working my way through his canon Othello was, compared to some of the others, an easy read The themes running through the play are familiar ones with jealously being primary But interracial prejudice and racism is what sets this play apart from the others, and probably defines it for most modern day readers.

    13. How does one begin to review a play by Shakespeare Honestly, I haven t enough words in my vocabulary to do his work justice and find myself repeatedly blown away by both the depth of emotion I experience whilst reading him and overwhelmed at joining the generations whose long lasting adoration hasn t allowed his name to become relegated to history.Whilst I have still only read a small selection of his work, I have found that Shakespeare has managed this ageless devotion due to the themes that pe [...]

    14. Tis in ourselves that we are thus or thus Our bodies are our gardens to the which our wills are gardeners William Shakespeare, OthelloOthello is one of my favorite of Shakespeare s plays I m all about the villians, and damn, Iago isn t JUST a nearly perfect villian, but carries away almost 1 3 the lines in this play He owns the stage It is like Shakespeare scraped every rotten grain off the soiled shoe of humanity and mixed it with beautiful prose Iago isn t a monster because he is foreign to us [...]

    15. Reread for Senior Thesis July 2017 GOD BLESS THIS BOOK screams LOVED THIS Probably my second favorite Shakespeare play behind King Lear

    16. I decided to start my mission to read all 38 of The Complete Plays of Shakespeare with Othello It turned out to be a good decision to start with the New Cambridge edition.I was considering this reading as an academic reading of the bard and it generally took me almost 3 hours of constant reading to get through one average sized 10 15 pages scene Even after reading every scene three times once aloud and twice normally I still never felt I had enough of it, and moved on to the next only due to the [...]

    17. Othello is the weakest of Shakespeare s four major tragedies Not only does its body count pale in comparison to that of the others, but also its plot is not nearly as complex, nor its themes as broad At the heart of Othello lies a false accusation Othello is duped into believing his woman has been unfaithful to him Sound familiar Except that, this being a tragedy, there is no kissing and making up at the end Acts of suicide and murder instead take their positions of prominence here.Othello himse [...]

    18. Tra tutte le tragedie di Shakespeare che ho letto, la mia preferita Coinvolgente fino allo spasimo Al punto che a volte mi sono anche ritrovata a fantasticare su un immaginario lieto fine Una curiosit nel corso della lettura, mi ha meravigliato scoprire che i versi di Shakespeare sono stati utilizzati pari pari da Modugno e Pasolini per farne la canzone Che cosa sono le nuvole.

    19. Here is my copy of Othello with the felty suspicious looking fox bookmark that Karen made for my birthday He s protecting this book, and doesn t trust anyone Othello would have done well to be a little less trustworthy Silly Moor A bunch of other reviews I noticed have pointed out that this is in some way a great study of sexual jealousy I think this is an interesting reading of the play, and really telling of the reader and his or her own feelings history than the play itself If this had been [...]

    20. I had rather be a toad and live upon the vapor of a dungeon than keep a corner in the thing I love for others use.This play recently reasserted itself into my life after I was taken to see it performed here in Madrid Though I couldn t understand very much, since it was in elaborate and quick Spanish, I still enjoyed it Among other things, the performance featured lots of semi nudity, men wearing gas masks on dog leashes, and M.I.A s Paper Planes Inspired, I decided to watch the BBC Television Sh [...]

    21. Interpolation in the original text recently discovered in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, England Believed to be by Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford I have rendered the non Shakespearean text in bold OTHELLO I have a salt and sorry rheum offends me Lend me thy handkerchiefSDEMONA Here, my lord.OTHELLO That which I gave youSDEMONA I have it not about me.OTHELLO Not DESDEMONA No, indeed, my lord.OTHELLO That is a fault That handkerchiefDid an Egyptian to my mother give She was a charmer, and coul [...]

    22. Shakespeare s classic play about jealousy, neurosis, obsession, guilt and bedroom violence Was Iago Shalespeare s most villainous villain Maybe, my money is still on King Lear s Edmund, but Iago has served as a template for back stabbing double dealing bad guys ever since.Another example of Shakespeare s amazing ability at characterization and for psychological drama.

    23. Othello and Macbeth have long been competing for the title of my favourite Shakespeare play I m still not sure The protagonists are similar in that they both instigate their own downfall through fear and paranoia and jealousy that s what makes their tales so wonderfully tragic The fantasy aspect of Macbeth works in its favour, but then, it doesn t have Iago It s a difficult one.

    24. Courtesy of Sarah Caudwell Julia took me to see it once And I said afterwards I thought it was pretty silly, because the Othello chap s meant to have done frightfully well in the army and be a wiz at strategy and all that And in that case, he wouldn t be the sort of twit who thought his wife was having off with someone else just because she lost her handkerchief And Julia didn t agree Well, what she actually said was that I was a semi educated flibbertigibbet whose powers of dramatic appreciatio [...]

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