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At a glance:
- Author: William Shakespeare
- First Published: 1622
- Type of Work: Play
- Type of Plot: Tragedy
- Time of Work: Early sixteenth century
- Setting: Venice and Cyprus
- Genres: Drama, Tragedy
- Subjects: Africa or Africans, Blacks, Love or romance, Murder or homicide, Marriage, Sixteenth century, Italy or Italians, Greece or Greek people
- Locales: Europe, Asia, Venice, Italy, Italy, Cyprus
Othello (oh-THEHL-oh), a Moorish general in the service of Venice. A romantic and heroic warrior with a frank and honest nature, he has a weakness that makes him vulnerable to Iago’s diabolic temptation. He becomes furiously jealous of his innocent wife and his loyal lieutenant. His character decays, and he connives with Iago to have his lieutenant murdered. Finally, he decides to execute his wife with his own hands. After killing her, he learns of her innocence, and he judges and executes himself....
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