Othello


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O•thel•lo

(oʊˈθɛl oʊ, əˈθɛl oʊ)
n.
the protagonist of a tragedy by Shakespeare, Othello (1604), a Moor who is tricked into believing that his wife Desdemona is unfaithful.
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Noun1.Othello - the hero of William Shakespeare's tragedy who would not trust his wifeOthello - the hero of William Shakespeare's tragedy who would not trust his wife
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Othello

[əˈθeləʊ] NOtelo
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This good woman was, no more than Othello, of a disposition
= "Fetch me the handkerchief," Shakespeare, "Othello," Act III, Scene 4, line 98}
(Brutus); 'Hamlet' the struggle of a perplexed and divided soul; 'Othello' the ruin of a noble life by an evil one through the terrible power of jealousy; 'King Lear' unnatural ingratitude working its hateful will and yet thwarted at the end by its own excess and by faithful love; and
Yet when Shakspere chooses, as in 'Othello,' to develop a play with the sternest and most rapid directness, he proves essentially the equal even of the most rigid technician.
Neither Hamlet, nor Macbeth, nor Othello, nor Douglas, nor The Gamester, presented anything that could satisfy even the tragedians; and The Rivals, The School for Scandal, Wheel of Fortune, Heir at Law, and a long et cetera, were successively dismissed with yet warmer objections.
I had shared the conscience of Macbeth, the passion of Othello, the doubt of Hamlet; many times, in my natural affinity for villains, I had mocked and suffered with Richard III.
We at once began the duet in Othello and already the catastrophe was upon us.
"Can you imagine," said Monte Cristo, "some Othello or Abbe de Ganges, one stormy, dark night, descending these stairs step by step, carrying a load, which he wishes to hide from the sight of man, if not from God?" Madame Danglars half fainted on the arm of Villefort, who was obliged to support himself against the wall.
As '"Three high-backed chairs, a table and cover, long-necked bottle (containing wine), one flask, one Spanish female's costume, three-quarter face portrait of Miss Jogg the model, and a suit of armour containing Don Quixote." Or "One stone terrace (cracked), one gondola in distance, one Venetian senator's dress complete, richly embroidered white satin costume with profile portrait of Miss Jogg the model, one Scimitar superbly mounted in gold with jewelled handle, elaborate Moorish dress (very rare), and Othello."
For all the pride of claiming Shakespeare and Othello from white interpretations, Robeson's triumph raised new questions that have since dominated discussions of the play.
Othello syndrome is a type of morbid jealousy caused by a variety of factors, and it is associated with a variety of etiologies.
Students at the Elland school prepared for the event by researching Othello, particularly a scene featuring dialogue between Iago and Othello, before discussing and performing sections of the play.