Othello

Shakspeare [Shakespeare]; Othello; Act V, Scene II; Desdemona in bed asleep.[1]

Othello (The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice) is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1603. It is based on the story Un Capitano Moro ("A Moorish Captain") by Cinthio, a disciple of Boccaccio, first published in 1565.[2] The story revolves around its two central characters: Othello, a Moorish general in the Venetian army and his treacherous ensign, Iago. Given its varied and enduring themes of racism, love, jealousy, betrayal, revenge and repentance, Othello is still often performed in professional and community theatre alike, and has been the source for numerous operatic, film, and literary adaptations.

Characters

  • Othello – General in the Venetian military
  • Desdemona – Othello's wife; daughter of Brabantio
  • Iago – Othello's trusted, but jealous and traitorous ensign
  • Cassio – Othello's loyal and most beloved captain
  • Bianca – Cassio's lover
  • Emilia – Iago's wife and Desdemona's maidservant
  • Brabantio – Venetian senator and Desdemona's father (can also be called Brabanzio)
  • Roderigo – dissolute Venetian, in love with Desdemona
  • Doge of Venice
  • Gratiano – Brabantio's brother
  • Lodovico – Brabantio's kinsman and Desdemona's cousin's brother
  • Montano – Othello's Venetian predecessor in the government of Cyprus
  • Clown – servant
  • Senators
  • Sailor
  • Officers, Gentlemen, Messenger, Herald, Attendants, Musicians, etc.
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