Othello Act III, Scenes 1-4 Summary and Analysis

William Shakespeare

Act III, Scenes 1-4 Summary and Analysis

Act III, Scene 1
New Character:

Clown: comedic figure from the castle; servant to Othello

Summary
In this scene before Othello’s castle, Cassio enters with two musicians and tells them he will pay them to serenade Othello and Desdemona. A clown enters and comments on the musicians’ instruments and tells them that Othello does not want to hear any more music. After the musicians leave, Cassio asks the clown to tell Emilia he wants to see Desdemona. Iago enters and Cassio tells him what he just asked the clown, and Iago tells him he will go get Emilia, and he will keep Othello away. Emilia enters and tells Cassio that Othello and Desdemona are discussing the incident between Cassio and...

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