Theatricality and Textuality: The Example of Othello
John Bernard, University of Houston
Uncle Hilaal pulled at your cheek and teasing you, said, "Askar, where is the third? Where's the other?"
You looked about yourself, looked here, looked there, looked there and then at the two of them, but remained silent. In the quiet of your daydreams, you asked yourself, "The third—who's that?" One, Hilaal. Two, Salaado. Three? What does the third mean?
—Nuruddin Farah, Maps1