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
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?
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.
27) Cavell discusses how legal imagery pervades both at the play's opening and ending, where Othello imagines himself in an inquisitorial role in relation to Desdemona (495-96).
In Stageloft Repertory Theater's fine, streamlined production of "Othello," no doubt Iago (Sean Gardell) is jealous that Othello (Ed Dunn) has passed him over as his second in command in favor of Cassio (Adrian Knowles).
In this reading, Othello returns to a barbarous state under pressure: lacking other means of persuasion he resorts to wanton violence and savage cruelty.
One might say that Othello both is and is not about race and racial difference, a play that invokes a relation between gender and the range of human cultures, religions, civic belongings, and/or appearances that we now encode as "race.
Giving in to jealousy can lead to tragic unhappiness, as Othello discovered.
Mr O'Reilly added: "It has been a delight being seduced by the mastery of Shakespeare's Othello.