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  1. a tragedy (1604) by Shakespeare.


  1. A tragedy by William Shakespeare . The title character , a Moor, or dark-skinned Muslim , is a general commanding the forces of Venice . The villain Iago convinces Othello that Desdemona, the general's beautiful and faithful wife, has been guilty of adultery; at the end of the play, Othello smothers Desdemona. A famous line from the play is Othello's description of himself as “ one that loved not wisely but too well .”

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“It is clear that thorough due diligence including cost comparison analyses was not done when the Othello property was first identified as a potential solution for the City’s fleet challenges,” Graham wrote in an email.

To understand Palmer’s experience, I went to San Quentin State Prison to watch a group of inmate-actors rehearse “Othello.”

For instance, Iago declares in Othello that, “Good wine is a good familiar creature, if it be well used.”

He was a performing arts student at South Thames College, where he played the lead in Othello in 2010.

She is helplessly oblivious to what is going on between Iago and Othello.

Maggie Smith was Desdemona, the victim of circumstance, in the 1965 Othello adaptation.

Laurence Fishburne is the titular character in the 1995 film of Othello.

The choice of the subject—Othello—emanated from Tchaikovsky himself.

Probably the real reason why he lost his interest in the libretto of Othello is to be found in his entire devotion to this work.

We mingled with a cosmopolitan crowd and developed the complexions (not only in our faces) of an Othello family.

In that romance the reasons for Othello's jealousy are represented more naturally than in Shakespeare.

Shakespeare has not got this, and yet this casual incident explains Othello's jealousy more than anything else.


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