Othello William Shakespeare

“O, beware, my lord, of jealousy;
It is the green-ey'd monster, which doth mock

The meat it feeds on. That cuckold lives in bliss,
Who, certain of his fate, loves not his wronger:
But O, what damnèd minutes tells he o'er
Who dotes, yet doubts, suspects, yet strongly loves!
(Act 3, scene 3, 165–171)”
William Shakespeare, Othello

Please bring a copy of the play

Bring food and drink to share

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Shakespeare in America Library of Congress

http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/treasures/tr33a.html#shakespeare

GALLERY

This sequence of image galleries is progressive: from a brief overview of performance considerations in staging Shakespeare, it evolves to a broad survey of the whole history of Shakespeare production, followed by coverage of narrower periods as modern records intensify, until we reach the modern age with galleries focused on late twentieth-century British theatre and contemporary American Shakespeare companies, followed by detailed documentation of the origins, development, and use of the rebuilt Globe Theatre at Bankside, London.

http://shakespeare.berkeley.edu/gallery2/main.php

Sites on Shakespeare and the Renaissance

http://internetshakespeare.uvic.ca/Annex/links/index.html;jsessionid=BC3D44F34DD43E64C941688A158F6902

OTHELLO Background

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Othello

http://www.shakespeare-navigators.com/othello/Osource.html

The Play

http://shakespeare.mit.edu/othello/full.html

Paul Robeson's Broadway Othello, Act V, Scene II (1944)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSBWCkEj3N0

http://www.upress.state.ms.us/books/1333

Paul Robeson discusses Othello

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DF7YQrC7HM

Othello-Laurence Fishburne

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYb30t4PNjU

Stanislavski as Othello

http://www.blackwellreference.com/public/tocnode?id=g9781405111041_chunk_g978140511104117

http://homepage.smc.edu/sawoski_perviz/Stanislavski.pdf

Moscow Art Theatre production of Hamlet

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moscow_Art_Theatre_production_of_Hamlet

Othello

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkune-7b3uw

Othello-Orson Welles

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09NWcKA7JKw

James Earl Jones

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uihbX1ho2_k

Anthony Hopkins as Othello

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnjPTBpsEnY&list=PL39B2F40E557EEF6A

24 video links concerning Othello

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9-VolqfNPk&feature=c4-overview-vl&list=PLA57EF73CA7AE7C8A

Otello (In Italian)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WX4NRVyhqtw&list=PLEFFE5FD4BFA55E22

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjTE__RTyJY&list=PLEFFE5FD4BFA55E22

Abd el-Ouahed ben Messaoud

Ambassador to Elizabeth I

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abd_el-Ouahed_ben_Messaoud

Portrait of Abd el-Ouahed ben Messaoud ben Mohammed Anoun, Moorish ambassador to Queen Elizabeth I in 1600, sometimes claimed as an inspiration for Othello. This Moorish ambassador of the Arab King stayed with his retinue in London for several months and occasioned much discussion. Shakespeare's play was written a few years afterwards, but he may have had an opportunity to observe a Moorish complexion directly

Analysis of Othello

http://www.morelearning.net/KS5/Othello/Critical%20views%20of%20Othello.pdf

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uihbX1ho2_k

Post Racial Othello

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScroEtGwmOQ

“Who steals my purse steals trash; ’tis something, nothing;
’Twas mine, ’tis his, and has been slave to thousands;
But he that filches from me my good name
Robs me of that which not enriches him,
And makes me poor indeed.” 
― William ShakespeareOthello

“Good name in man and woman, dear my lord, 
Is the immediate jewel of their souls:
Who steals my purse steals trash; ’tis something, nothing;
’twas mine, ’tis his, and has been slave to thousands;
But he that filches from me my good name 
Robs me of that which not enriches him, And makes me poor indeed.” 
― William ShakespeareOthello

“I hold my peace, sir? no;
No, I will speak as liberal as the north;
Let heaven and men and devils, let them all,
All, all, cry shame against me, yet I'll speak.” 
― William ShakespeareOthello

“It is silliness to live when to live is torment, and then have we a prescription to die when death is our physician.” 
― William ShakespeareOthello

“I pray you, in your letters,
When you shall these unlucky deeds relate,
Speak of me as I am; nothing extenuate,
Nor set down aught in malice. Then must you speak
Of one that loved not wisely but too well;
Of one not easily jealous, but being wrought,
Perplexed in the extreme. . .” 
― William ShakespeareOthello

“what cannot be saved when fate takes, patience her injury a mockery makes” 
― William ShakespeareOthello

“I kissed thee ere I killed thee. No way but this, 
Killing myself, to die upon a kiss.” 
― William ShakespeareOthello

“Drown thyself? Drown cats and blind puppies.” 
― William ShakespeareOthello

“So will I turn her virtue into pitch,
And out of her own goodness make the net
That shall enmesh them all. ” 
― William ShakespeareOthello

“Were I the Moor I would not be Iago.
In following him I follow but myself;
Heaven is my judge, not I for love and duty,
But seeming so for my peculiar end.
For when my outward action doth demonstrate
The native act and figure of my heart
In compliment extern, ’tis not long after
But I will wear my heart upon my sleeve
For daws to peck at. I am not what I am” 
― William ShakespeareOthello

“O God, that men should put an enemy in their mouths to steal away their brains!" - Cassio (Act II, Scene iii)” 
― William ShakespeareOthello

“This look of thine will hurl my soul from heaven.” 
― William ShakespeareOthello

“I am one, sir, that comes to tell you your daughter
and the Moor are now making the beast with two backs.(IAGO,ActI,SceneI)” 
― William ShakespeareOthello

“Virtue? A fig! 'Tis in ourselves that we are thus or thus.” 
― William ShakespeareOthello

“If after every tempest come such calms,
May the winds blow till they have waken'd death!” 
― William ShakespeareOthello

“And his unkindness may defeat my life, But never taint my love.” 
― William ShakespeareOthello

“Then must you speak
Of one that loved not wisely but too well,
Of one not easily jealous but, being wrought,
Perplexed in the extreme; of one whose hand,
Like the base Indian, threw a pearl away
Richer than all his tribe; of one whose subdued eyes,
Albeit unused to the melting mood,
Drop tears as fast as the Arabian trees
Their medicinable gum. Set you down this,
And say besides that in Aleppo once,
Where a malignant and a turbaned Turk
Beat a Venetian and traduced the state,
I took by th' throat the circumcised dog
And smote him thus.” 
― William ShakespeareOthello

“And what’s he then that says I play the villain?” 
― William ShakespeareOthello

“Trifles light as air are to the jealous confirmations strong as proofs of holy writ.” 
― William ShakespeareOthello


Edwin Booth as Iago

Here is the wonderful series done by the RSC in the early eighties

PLAYING SHAKESPEARE

http://athenalearning.com/programs/playing-shakespeare/episode-highlights

Playing Shakespeare (1982): 1. The Two Traditions

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rP7p-thZxJA

Playing Shakespeare (1982): 2. Using the Verse

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSvA-wcqJTA

Playing Shakespeare (1982): 3. Language & Character

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILnnWkIhSi0

Playing Shakespeare (1982): 4. Exploring a Character

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wjDsFrCNq4

Playing Shakespeare (1982): 5. Set Speeches & Soliloquies

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OULbjjda_V4

Playing Shakespeare (1982): 6. Irony & Ambiguity

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXf9JMVSgjg

Playing Shakespeare (1982): 7. Passion & Coolness

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGfU9OJqIwQ

Playing Shakespeare (1982): 8. Rehearsing the Text

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dlZ3P2IRLU

Playing Shakespeare (1982): 9. Poetry & Hidden Poetry

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8upuPUdKHI
































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  • Clare

    Sorry - can't make it. See everyone next time!

    August 16, 2013

  • QueenBoadicea

    Since the venue has switched I don't think I can make it. Another time perhaps.

    August 12, 2013

  • Iona G.

    Actually, maybe.Depends on weather and if I can find a folding chair.

    August 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am a novice, an eager novice but a novis just the same. I hpoe this is ok

    July 20, 2013

    • jim d.

      fine do not worry about that we are all novices in varying degrees..always learning

      August 7, 2013

  • Chels

    I have work and I will be there's little too late.

    August 3, 2013

  • elyse

    maybe

    July 28, 2013

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