Othello, a moorish general in the service of the venetian state, is disdained for his race but valued for his military skills he weds desdemona in a mixed-race marriage that offends her see full summary. Othello, a moorish general of venice, has promoted cassio as his lieutenant iago, who was hoping for the promotion himself, makes plots against both cassio and othello to exact revenge othello has secretly married desdemona, the beautiful daughter of venetian senator brabantio, and iago determines to use desdemona as the means of his revenge.
Here comes brabantio and the valiant moor enter brabantio, othello, iago, roderigo, and officers duke of venice valiant othello, we must straight employ you against the general enemy ottoman duke of venice [to othello] what, in your own part, can you say to this brabantio nothing, but this is so othello. The tragedy of othello, the moor of venice [william shakespeare] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers shakespeare's tragic tale of othello republished by cavalier classics. Othello (the tragedy of othello, the moor of venice) is a tragedy by william shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1603 it is based on the story un capitano moro (a moorish captain) by cinthio, a disciple of boccaccio, first published in 1604.
Vi othello, the moor of venice othello fmqxd 1/14/05 9:25 am page vi the authorship of shakespeare’s plays the fact that shakespeare was a commoner and led, according to the few facts we have, a rather ordinary life, has led many people to doubt that he could have written.
The tragedy of othello, moor of venice (1604) scenes (15 total) complete text act i scene 1 venice a street scene 2 another street scene 3 a council-chamber act ii scene 1 a sea-port in cyprus an open place near the quay scene 2 a street scene 3 a hall in the castle act iii scene 1 before the castle.
Othello, being not white, would therefore be even more likely to be singled out as the moor of venice there probably weren't a lot of nonwhite people to choose from, so he was most likely quite.
Othello, facing the inevitability of his own trial, uses a hidden weapon to commit suicide, and the play ends with cassio reinstated and placed in command as governor of cyprus visit shakespeare's family homes. Key facts full title the tragedy of othello, the moor of venice author william shakespeare type of work play genre tragedy language english time and place written between 1601 and 1604, england.