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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 (1632, 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)

View list of sources used for the PlayShakespeare.com editions.

Othello Reviews

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

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