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Othello - Overview

Themes and concerns:
The Outsider
Duty and desire
Gender/ women
Passion and Reason
Loyalty and Betrayal
Law and Governance
Identity… 41 more words


but by degrees

“How poor are they that ha’ not patience!
What wound did ever heal but by degrees?”

— Iago, Othello, Act II, scene iii, Shakespeare


An Analysis of Animal Imagery in Othello

Human nature echoes nature itself. So often we can see the kinship we share with the creatures of the world around us: an athlete as agile as a cheetah, a grandmother as wise as an owl, a child as curious as a monkey, a murderer as treacherous as a snake. 1,134 more words


Why is Shakespeare so important (and not complicated at all)

Today I’d like to write about something that’s been bugging me a little bit ever since we’ve studied Shakespeare at school (that’s been quite a while), and that is this common students’ perception of Shakespeare as a complicated, ancient, almost unnecessary author, with which I disagree quite a lot. 889 more words


Fringe Spotlight: Bright Swords - The Story of Ira Aldridge

Ryan Vincent Anderson will star in Bright Swords by Rick Creese at this year’s Hollywood Fringe Festival. The one-man show tells the true story of African-American actor Ira Aldridge, who fled racial hatred in New York in 1825, became a star of the European stage, and inspired the successful campaign to end slavery in the British Empire. 530 more words

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By Andrea Davis

What is it about Shakespeare’s character Desdemona that makes the play Othello such a tragedy? Is it that she is the vision of innocence that captures our attention and our emotions? 970 more words