Othello


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Othello

smothers wife, Desdemona, in paroxysm of rage over her suspected adultery. [Br. Lit.: Othello]
See: Anger

Othello

“thinks men honest that but seem to be so.” [Br. Lit.: Othello]

Othello

smothers Desdemona out of jealousy. [Br. Lit.: Othello]

Othello

believing false evidence of Desdemona’s infidelity, he strangles her. [Br. Lit.: Shakespeare Othello]
See: Murder

Othello

commits suicide from guilt for wife’s murder. [Br. Lit.: Othello]
See: Remorse
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The opening major tension of the play, therefore, depicts Othello being forced into a rationalistically deconstructive mode, to convert a mystical, and therefore damning, account of facts into an empirically explicable, and therefore acceptable, account.
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In response to her purported betrayal, Othello re-imagines his sense of integrity, basing it on the ability of violent acts to connect word and deed.
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Othello intends to prove "a most dear husband" but his rashness and romantic inexperience leave him vulnerable to manipulation at the hands of his ensign, Iago, a "super-subtle Venetian".
Where Othello learns too late the truth of the handkerchief, Orasmine learns too late not that he has been deceived by his associate Coramine, as Iago deceives Othello, but that Nerestan is her brother, not lover.
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The programme will focus on two of Mr Vick's Verdi productions - the spectacular, big budget Aida in Austria which attracted audiences of 7,000 people a night, and the smaller Birmingham version of Othello.
He wants to destroy Othello and is ruthless in his plot to drive him insane with jealousy.
This splendid Othello is no simple-minded romantic, no gullible dupe, but a man of heroic strengths and psychological depths, undone by the tragic flaw of self-doubt.
This is not, however, Othello The Musical and it maintains a largely traditional approach to the dialogue.