In this tragedy by William Shakespeare, the heroic Moor of Venice is driven to suspicion and finally murderous rage against his true love Desdemona by the cunning and hateful Iago.
This edition features an overview of Shakespeare's works by Sylvan Barnet, former Chairman of the English Department at Tufts University, as well as a comprehensive stage and screen history, dramatic criticism from the past and present, and sources from which Shakespeare derived this great work.
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THE QUESTION OF AUTHORSHIP
I1Enter Roderigo and Iago
I2Enter Othello Iago Attendants with Torches
I3Enter Duke Senators and Officers with lights
II1Enter Montano and two Gentlemen
II2Enter Othellos Herald with a proclamation
actors amphitheaters audience Bianca birdlime blood BRABANTIO CLOWN comedy comic confess Cyprus Delia Bacon DESDEMONA devil dost thou doth DUKE E. K. Chambers EMILIA Exeunt Exit false Farewell father fear folio fool foolish fortune foul GENTLEMAN give GRATIANO handkerchief hath he’s heart heaven hell Henry Chettle honest honor husband IAGO Nay Iago’s imagination Is’t ISBN killed King Lear kiss knave lady lieutenant LODOVICO look lord married Michael Cassio mistress MONTANO Moor murder ne’er never night noble omitted on’t OTHELLO Ay performances playwright pray Prithee Quarto RODERIGO sail SENATOR sense sexual Signor soul speak speech Stratford Stratford-upon-Avon strumpet sweet tell theater theatrical thee There’s thou art thou dost thou hast thought to’t tonight tragedy tragic Troilus and Cressida Turk twas Venetian Venice villain What’s the matter whore wife William Shakespeare willow woman words Zounds