sagittary


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sagittary

(ˈsædʒɪtərɪ)
n, pl -ries
1. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a centaur
2. (Classical Myth & Legend) a centaur
3. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) an archer
adj
(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) obsolete relating to arrows

sagittary

1. pertaining to archery.
2. resembling an arrow; sagittate.
See also: Arrows
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Only the first act of Othello is set in Venice, and in it another capitalized name occurs, "the Sagittary." It's the place where Othello and Desdemona are secluded.
Although one can certainly speculate on their having consummated their marriage at the Sagittary in 1.1, Peterson's staging here strongly suggested that the love for Desdemona that Othello abandons so quickly in 3.3 has never been physically shared.
Whether the location was evoked by means of language from the texts (for example, Iago's reference to the Sagittary Inn in Othello, or Shylock and Solanio's frequent mention of the Rialto in Merchant) or by a set design, both Stratford productions used place as a character rather than as merely a backdrop which the characters inhabit.