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Othello, The Moor of Venice

Othello Overview

  • Category: Tragedy
  • Period written: 1604
  • First known performance: November 1, 1604 (Whitehall Palace, London)
  • Number of lines: 3560
  • Number of scenes: 15
  • Total Characters: 24
  • Prose/Verse: 19%/81%
  • Folios: Folio 1 (1623, based on Q1), Folio 2 (1632), Folio 3 (1663-4), Folio 4 (1685)
  • Quartos: Quarto 1 (1622), Quarto 2 (1630), Quarto 3 (1655), Quarto 4 (1681), Quarto 5 (1687), Quarto 6 (1695)
  • Possible Sources: Gli Hecatommithi (G. B. Giraldi, 1566), Certane Tragicall Discourses (Bandello, 1567), The Generall Historie of the Turkes (Richard Knolles, 1603)

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Othello Reviews

A Morally Ambiguous Othello
Curio Theatre Company
An Appetizing Othello
The Old Globe
Lies to the Heart: The Power of Words in Othello
The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre
 

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