Lex-Ham Community Theater
Shakespeare Reading Series
Othello

Who'd have thought a handkerchief could cause so much trouble?

Some famous things about Othello:
1) The villain Iago;
2) Othello's line: "then must you speak of one that loved not wisely but too well" Act V, scene 2;
3) The debate over whether Othello is black or olive-colored;

Some good references for the play are:

The Story
Text of the play
SparkNotes summary of the play
Background information
Shakespeare timeline

Sources
Cinthio's Hecatommithi

Film Versions
The Tragedy of Othello (1952) with Orson Wells
Othello (1965) with Laurence Olivier
Othello (1981) with Anthony Hopkins

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Last updated: 06/16/2005