August 4, 2020 Mitchell Loewen. Welcome, Captain! Meanwhile, Iago sneaks away to find Othello and warns him that Brabantio is coming for him. In the darkness, Iago manages to hide his identity, and when Lodovico and Gratiano hear Cassio's cries for help, Iago joins them. I copied him exactly. [15] Kerrigan suggests that the 1623 Folio version of Othello and a number of other plays may have been cleaned-up relative to the Quarto to conform with the 1606 Act to Restrain Abuses, which made it an offence 'in any Stage-play, Interlude, Shew, Maygame, or Pageant, iestingly, and prophanely [to] speake, or vse the holy Name of God, or of Christ Iesus, or of the holy Ghost, or of the Trinitie'. ©2014 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. [2] Most modern editions are based on the longer Folio version, but often incorporate Quarto readings of words when the Folio text appears to be in error. The plane captain, Kunihiko Tanida, 51, went on to say, “Actually, I was the youngest Othello title holder at age 15 since 1982.” The captain’s divulgence of his own record came as a pleasant surprise to all on the flight, according to ANA. Get Othello tickets cheaper with everyday low prices, no fees, and a 100% buyer guarantee. In his absence, Iago gets Cassio drunk, and then persuades Roderigo to draw Cassio into a fight. "Our great captains captain" this quote by iago is reffering to desdemona. You couldn't do it today, you'd get shot. The lines quoted above have been taken from one of William Shakespeare’s most celebrated tragedies, Othello and reflect the eponymous character’s utter devotion to his wife Desdemona, which the reader continually questions in reading the play. Even though he was ‘black’ he was accepted as a leader. Roderigo is upset because he loves Desdemona and had asked her father, Brabantio, for her hand in marriage. He was first played by a black man on the London stage in 1833 by the most important of the nineteenth-century Othellos, the African American Ira Aldridge who had been forced to leave his home country to make his career. . [36][37] Carlo Rota, of Mediterranean (British Italian) heritage, played the character on Canadian television in 2008. [24], Michael Neill, editor of The Oxford Shakespeare, notes that the earliest critical references to Othello's colour (Thomas Rymer's 1693 critique of the play, and the 1709 engraving in Nicholas Rowe's edition of Shakespeare) assume him to be Sub-Saharan, while the earliest known North African interpretation was not until Edmund Kean's production of 1814. He was tall, black, and had a charm for women that was all his own. Given its varied and enduring themes of racism, love, jealousy, betrayal, revenge, and repentance, Othello is still often performed in professional and community theatre alike, and has been the source for numerous operatic, film, and literary adaptations. While the majority of the evil that Othello carries out in the play can be cited as coming from Iago, it is jealousy that motivates him to perform wicked deeds. I played him as an Arab. When Desdemona drops a handkerchief (the first gift given to her by Othello), Emilia finds it, and gives it to her husband Iago, at his request, unaware of what he plans to do with it. Emilia calls for help. 'Tis one Iago, ancient to the general. O, let the heavensGive him defence against the elements,For I have lost him on a dangerous sea! The race of the title role is often seen as Shakespeare's way of isolating the character, culturally as well as visually, from the Venetian nobles and officers, and the isolation may seem more genuine when a black actor takes the role. Roderigo, having been manipulated by Iago, attacks Cassio in the street after Cassio leaves Bianca's lodgings. However, following a stuttering start to the campaign and some public haranguing over tactics, coach John Emburey handed the captaincy to Ed Joyce the morning of … A seaport in Cyprus. O Captain My Captain Analysis. [28][29], Othello was frequently performed as an Arab Moor during the 19th century. Othello orders a general celebration and leaves to consummate his marriage with Desdemona. Othello is renowned amongst literary scholars for the way it portrays the human emotion of jealousy. From his first entry, slender and magnificently tall, framed in a high Byzantine arch, clad in white samite, mystic, wonderful, a figure of Arabian romance and grace, to his last plunging of the knife into his stomach, Mr Marshall rode without faltering the play's enormous rhetoric, and at the end the house rose to him.[55]. OTHELLO : O, yes; and went between us very oft. MONTANO.Methinks the wind hath spoke aloud at land;A fuller blast ne'er shook our battlements:If it hath ruffian'd so upon the sea,What ribs of oak, when mountains melt on them,Can hold the mortise? E. A. J. Honigmann, the editor of the Arden Shakespeare edition, concluded that Othello's race is ambiguous. When Emilia arrives, Desdemona defends her husband before dying, and Othello accuses Desdemona of adultery. She that I spake of, our great captain's captain, Left in the conduct of the bold Iago; Whose footing here anticipates our thoughts A se'nnight's speed. Although characters described as "Moors" appear in two other Shakespeare plays (Titus Andronicus and The Merchant of Venice), such characters were a rarity in contemporary theatre, and it was unknown for them to take centre stage. Othello reenters and, then being convinced by Iago of his wife's unfaithfulness with his captain, vows with Iago for the death of Desdemona and Cassio, after which he makes Iago his lieutenant. Othello is an adaptation of the Italian writer Cinthio's tale "Un Capitano Moro" ("A Moorish Captain") from his Gli Hecatommithi (1565), a collection of one hundred tales in the style of Giovanni Boccaccio's Decameron. The 1982 Broadway staging starred James Earl Jones as Othello and Christopher Plummer as Iago, who became the only actor to receive a Tony Award nomination for a performance in the play. ... What about Avery Brooks, also known as Captain Sisko of Deep Space Nine? He refuses to admit his guilt and is condemned to exile. For knowledge of this, Shakespeare may have used Gasparo Contarini's The Commonwealth and Government of Venice, in Lewes Lewkenor's 1599 translation. In Elizabethan discourse, the word "black" could suggest various concepts that extended beyond the physical colour of skin, including a wide range of negative connotations. "she that i spake of, our great captains captain, left the conduct of the bold Iago, whose footing here anticipates our thoughts" - cassio The character's origin is traced to the tale "Un Capitano Moro" in Gli Hecatommithi by Giovanni Battista Giraldi Cinthio.There, he is simply referred to as the Moor. — Great Jove, Othello guard,And swell his sail with thine own powerful breath,That he may bless this bay with his tall ship,Make love's quick pants in Desdemona's arms,Give renew'd fire to our extincted spirits,And bring all Cyprus comfort! He stayed with his retinue in London for several months and occasioned much discussion. This article is about the Shakespearean tragedy. Othello Kahn was a city boy, growing up in the ghettos of the Los Angeles basin all his life. The first certainly known performance occurred on 1 November 1604, at Whitehall Palace in London, being mentioned in a Revels account on "Hallamas Day, being the first of Nouembar", 1604, when "the Kings Maiesties plaiers" performed "A Play in the Banketinge house at Whit Hall Called The Moor of Venis". CASSIO.I pray you, sir, go forth,And give us truth who 'tis that is arriv'd. CASSIO.He has had most favourable and happy speed:Tempests themselves, high seas, and howling winds,The gutter'd rocks, and congregated sands, — Traitors ensteep'd to clog the guiltless keel, — As having sense of beauty, do omitTheir mortal natures, letting go safely byThe divine Desdemona. [4] Cinthio's tale has been described as a "partly racist warning" about the dangers of miscegenation. CliffsComplete A Midsummer Night's Dream, 5. The party arrives in Cyprus to find that a storm has destroyed the Turkish fleet. Hanks is predictably sturdy as the embattled captain (save for a come-and-go Boston accent), playing the kind of Everyman facing extraordinary circumstances he’s played many times. OTHELLO The servants of the duke, and my lieutenant. 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's), first published in 1565. [6], Cinthio's "Moor" is the model for Shakespeare's Othello, but some researchers believe the poet also took inspiration from the several Moorish delegations from Morocco to Elizabethan England circa 1600. The pre-production copy is looking snazzy. Hyperbolic Language "It is in my breeding to give me such bold show of courtesy" Cassio. [30] Regardless of what Shakespeare intended by calling Othello a "Moor" – whether he meant that Othello was a Muslim or a black man or both – in the 19th century and much of the 20th century, many critics tended to see the tragedy in racial terms, seeing interracial marriages as "aberrations" that could end badly. Othello proceeds to make Desdemona's life miserable and strikes her in front of visiting Venetian nobles. He achieves this by getting close to all characters and playing on their weaknesses while they refer to him as "honest" Iago, thus furthering his control over the characters. Two Captains is a 1955 Soviet adventure film directed by Vladimir Vengerov, based on a novel by Veniamin Kaverin. Soon after, on 8 December 1660, Thomas Killigrew's new King's Company acted the play at their Vere Street theatre, with Margaret Hughes as Desdemona – probably the first time a professional actress appeared on a public stage in England. 65: 262–272. In 3.3 he denounces Desdemona's supposed sin as being "black as mine own face". FIRST GENTLEMAN.Nothing at all: it is a high-wrought flood;I cannot, 'twixt the heaven and the main,Descry a sail. CASSIO.My hopes do shape him for the governor. Cassio wounds Roderigo. Desdemona's relatives eventually find and kill him. Iago refuses to explain his motives, vowing to remain silent from that moment on. Magritte. Shakespeare explores man's ugliest trait in this opus and perfectly represents the idea of the 'tragic hero' in Othello, who wins over the responders early on but proceeds to make bad, almost wicked, decisions that will make it harder for the audience to like him until his eventual undoing. Throughout Captain Corelli’s Mandellis, Othello and Pride and Prejudice, transformation of characters explicitly portrays both the uncertainty of one’s true self being, progression or regression due to turbulent relationships. [40] The assumed characteristics of black men, or "the other", were both instigated and popularised by Renaissance dramas of the time; for example, the treachery of black men inherent to George Peele's The Battle of Alcazar (1588). Iago convinces Roderigo to wake Brabantio and tell him about his daughter's elopement. The Folio also lacks a scattering of about a dozen lines or part-lines that are to be found in the Quarto. Cassio said this because women don't usually go with men into war zones so it is stating that she is othello's leader or captain as cassio states it, and that desdemona controlls othello. And then I went and played Othello myself at Birmingham Rep I was 27. Here, he states that he will make Othello go crazy by using jealousy. All rights reserved. [25] Honigmann discusses the view that Abd el-Ouahed ben Messaoud ben Mohammed Anoun, Moorish ambassador of the Arab sultan of Barbary (Morocco) to Queen Elizabeth I in 1600, was one inspiration for Othello. Othello is a brave and competent soldier of advanced years and Moorish background in the service of the Venetian Republic. Since it was tradition (until recently) to always cast a classically trained Shakespearian actor as the captain of each Star Trek show, she proposed casting all of them in an adaption of the one play with a role ideally suited for each: Othello. [7], Another possible source was the Description of Africa by Leo Africanus. The Moor went down, and opening the door hastened into the street and looked about, but in vain. A. C. Bradley, and more recently Harold Bloom, have been major advocates of this interpretation. Cinthio's tale may have been based on an actual incident occurring in Venice about 1508. The American actor William Marshall performed the title role in at least six productions. This idea of the tragic hero is made clear through the utilisation of jealousy, one of the various notable themes present in Othello. He then denounces Iago for his actions and leaves to tell the others what has happened. Iago twice uses the word Barbary or Barbarian to refer to Othello, seemingly referring to the Barbary coast inhabited by Berbers. When Edwin Booth's tour of England in 1880 was not well attended, Henry Irving invited Booth to alternate the roles of Othello and Iago with him in London. Cinthio's "Ensign's Wife" (the play's Emilia), survives her husband's death to tell her story. [57] This performance was recorded complete on LP, and filmed by popular demand in 1965 (according to a biography of Olivier, tickets for the stage production were notoriously hard to get). The film version still holds the record for the most Oscar nominations for acting ever given to a Shakespeare film – Olivier, Finlay, Maggie Smith (as Desdemona) and Joyce Redman (as Emilia, Iago's wife) were all nominated for Academy Awards. The senate is satisfied once Desdemona confirms that she loves Othello, but Brabantio leaves saying that Desdemona will betray Othello: "Look to her, Moor, if thou hast eyes to see. [63] Gambon had been in Olivier's earlier production. Stamp in 1930). I stuck a pony tail on with a bell on the end of it. "Edinburgh Festival, "Shakespeare's Othello | Cast & Creative – Lenny Henry",!DAVID-SERERO-starring-as-OTHELLO-in-a-Moroccan-Style-this-June-in-New-York/cmbz/57282b750cf2051007a270c2, "Sephardic OTHELLO to Open in June at Center for Jewish History", "William Shakespeare's Othello : the fall of a warrior, 19th–22nd September 2013, Goodman Arts Centre", Othello Ballet Suite/Electronic Organ Sonata No. School James Fowler High School; Course Title ENGLISH 30; Uploaded By gurman97. [31] Given this view of Othello, the play became especially controversial in apartheid-era South Africa where interracial marriages were banned and performances of Othello were discouraged.[32]. Desdemona As Emelia prepares her mistress’ wedding bed, Desdemona talks of her mother’s servant Barbary who was forsaken by a mad lover, then she and Emilia talk about whether they would be unfaithful to their husbands or not. "[21][22] Various uses of the word black (for example, "Haply for I am black") are insufficient evidence for any accurate racial classification, Honigmann argues, since black could simply mean swarthy to Elizabethans. By order of the Duke, Othello leaves Venice to command the Venetian armies against invading Turks on the island of Cyprus, accompanied by his new wife, his new lieutenant Cassio, his ensign Iago, and Iago's wife, Emilia, as Desdemona's attendant. When Laurence Olivier gave his acclaimed performance of Othello at the Royal National Theatre in 1964, he had developed a case of stage fright that was so profound that when he was alone onstage, Frank Finlay (who was playing Iago) would have to stand offstage where Olivier could see him to settle his nerves. Lodovico apprehends both Iago and Othello for the murders of Roderigo, Emilia, and Desdemona, but Othello commits suicide. Iago plots against Othello continuously. Othello (/ oʊ ˈ θ ɛ l oʊ /) is a character in Shakespeare's Othello (c. 1601–1604). He said, "Copy me." Desdemona's physical whiteness is otherwise presented in opposition to Othello's dark skin: 5.2 "that whiter skin of hers than snow". His elaborate tones underline both his education and the high expectations many have of benefits on all sides from Othello: "That he may bless this bay with his tall ship, / Make love's quick pants in Desdemona's arms, / Give renewed fire to our extincted spirits" (79-82). As Shakespeare regained popularity among nineteenth-century French Romantics, poet, playwright, and novelist Alfred de Vigny created a French translation of Othello, titled Le More de Venise, which premiered at the Comédie-Française on 24 October 1829. IAGO : Honest, my lord! He is arrested and dies after being tortured. Iago’s wife, Emilia was played by the popular black actress Marie Goodman Hunter. [62], Othello opened at the Donmar Warehouse in London on 4 December 2007, directed by Michael Grandage, with Chiwetel Ejiofor as Othello, Ewan McGregor as Iago, Tom Hiddleston as Cassio, Kelly Reilly as Desdemona and Michelle Fairley as Emilia. The Captain, hearing the Moor's voice, and fearing lest he should come downstairs and attack him, took to flight without answering a word. Handmade gifts, home goods, art, fashion accessories, jewelry, and custom laser services. This Savannah Twin Mate's & Captain's Bed with 3 Drawers is perfect for storing blankets and your little treasure’s clothes. For the board game, see, Bevington, David and Bevington, Kate (translators). Brabantio, provoked by Roderigo, is enraged and will not rest until he has confronted Othello, but he finds Othello's residence full of the Duke of Venice's guards, who prevent violence. Privacy Policy, 5. On the other hand, F.R. Lois Whitney, "Did Shakespeare Know Leo Africanus? This page was last edited on 11 December 2020, at 04:24. The title "Moor" implies a religious "other" of North African or Middle Eastern descent. Unlike in Othello, in Cinthio, the "Ensign" (the play's Iago) lusts after Desdemona and is spurred to revenge when she rejects him. [23], However, Jyotsna Singh wrote that the opposition of Brabantio to Desdemona marrying Othello – a respected and honoured general – cannot make sense except in racial terms, citing the scene where Brabantio accuses Othello of using witchcraft to make his daughter fall in love with him, saying it is "unnatural" for Desdemona to desire Othello's "sooty bosom". Othello, belatedly realising Desdemona's innocence, stabs Iago but not fatally, saying that Iago is a devil, and he would rather have him live the rest of his life in pain. The standard modern edition is in The Critical Works of Thomas Rymer, ed. In Cinthio, the two murderers escape detection. Montano tries to calm down an angry and drunk Cassio and this leads to them fighting one another, resulting in Montano being injured. Cite this Although it was never filmed, it was the first lengthy performance of a Shakespeare play released on records, first on a multi-record 78 RPM set and then on a 3-LP one. This production was the first ever in America to feature a black actor playing Othello with an otherwise all-white cast (there had been all-black productions of the play before). Aha, but what about Enterprise, and Scott Bakula as Captain Jonathan Archer? The work is attributed to "Shaxberd." CASSIO.She that I spake of, our great captain's captain,Left in the conduct of the bold Iago;Whose footing here anticipates our thoughtsA se'nnight's speed. OTHELLO : Indeed! [5], While Shakespeare closely followed Cinthio's tale in composing Othello, he departed from it in some details. She has deceived her father, and may thee," (Act I, Sc 3). Othello defends himself before the Duke of Venice, Brabantio's kinsmen Lodovico and Gratiano, and various senators. Othello sees this, and Iago convinces him that Cassio received the handkerchief from Desdemona. Iago hates Othello for promoting a younger man named Cassio above him, whom Iago considers a less capable soldier than himself, and tells Roderigo that he plans to exploit Othello for his own advantage. 1,, United States National Recording Registry recordings, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles needing additional references from July 2020, All articles needing additional references, Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz work identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SUDOC identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WorldCat-VIAF identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Lodovico – Brabantio's kinsman and Desdemona's cousin, Montano – Othello's Venetian predecessor in the government of Cyprus. [2] It also resembles an incident described in the earlier tale of "The Three Apples", one of the stories narrated in the One Thousand and One Nights (Arabian Nights). Companies have also chosen to share the role between several actors during a performance. SCENE I. Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes. In March 2016 the historian Onyeka produced a play entitled Young Othello, a fictional take on Othello's young life before the events of Shakespeare's play. When Othello mentions the handkerchief as proof, Emilia realizes what her husband Iago has done, and she exposes him, whereupon he kills her. [9] An English translation by John Pory appeared in 1600 under the title A Geographical Historie of Africa, Written in Arabicke and Italian by Iohn Leo a More... in which form Shakespeare may have seen it and reworked hints in creating the character of Othello. Although its title suggests that the tragedy belongs primarily to Othello, Iago plays an important role in the plot. Shakespeare used existing stories as the basis for many of the plots of his plays. Empowering her Othello later says to her she could "Lie by an emperors side and command his tasks" "She is the riches of the ship, let her have your knees" Cassio. He demotes him, and refuses to have him in his company. There are those who also take a less critical approach to the character of Othello such as William Hazlitt, who said: "the nature of the Moor is noble ... but his blood is of the most inflammable kind". Iago goads Cassio on to talk about his affair with Bianca, a local courtesan, but whispers her name so quietly that Othello believes the two men are talking about Desdemona. Othello reenters and questions the men as to what happened. The Revels account was first printed by Peter Cunningham in 1842, and, while its authenticity was once challenged, is now regarded as genuine (as authenticated by A.E. Othello: A Bloody Farce by THOMAS RYMER From A Short View of Tragedy, London, 1693. | Cassio, distraught, is then persuaded by Iago to ask Desdemona to persuade her husband to reinstate him. Othello was written in what century? CASSIO.Thanks you, the valiant of this warlike isle,That so approve the Moor! Enraged and hurt, Othello resolves to kill his wife and tells Iago to kill Cassio. It is based on the story Un Capitano Moro ("A Moorish Captain") by Cinthio (a disciple of Boccaccio's), first published in 1565. [38] Act 2 scene 1 lines 83-97 Cassio She that I spake of, our great captain's captain, Left in the conduct of the bold Iago; Whose footing here anticipates our thoughts A se'nnight's speed. He reflects the archetypal villain and has the biggest share of the dialogue. Othello was also one of the twenty plays performed by the King's Men during the winter of 1612, in celebration of the wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Frederick V, Elector Palatine.[48]. Olivier sent me a telegram on the first night. While every captain’s win condition is unique, they mostly fall within o [43] Thomas M. Vozar, in a 2012 article in Philosophy and Literature, suggests that the epileptic fit relates to the mind–body problem and the existence of the soul. [1] The story revolves around its two central characters: Othello, a Moorish general in the Venetian army, and his treacherous ensign, Iago. Throughout the play, good-natured characters make rash decisions based on the jealousy that they feel, most notably Othello. But questions of race may not boil down to a simple decision of casting a single role. what figurative language does this show? "Un Capitano Moro" in. 110: IAGO : Indeed! 2010-04-29 2017-02-07 ~ duane. Cinthio describes each gruesome blow, and, when the lady is dead, the "Ensign" and the "Moor" place her lifeless body upon her bed, smash her skull, and cause the cracked ceiling above the bed to collapse upon her, giving the impression its falling rafters caused her death. [60][61], Canadian playwright Ann-Marie MacDonald's 1988 award-winning play Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) is a revision of Othello and Romeo and Juliet in which an academic deciphers a cryptic manuscript she believes to be the original source for the tragedies, and is transported into the plays themselves. However, the version in the Folio is rather different in length, and in wording: as the editors of the Folger edition explain: "The Folio play has about 160 lines that do not appear in the Quarto. As the Protestant Reformation of England proclaimed the importance of pious, controlled behaviour in society, it was the tendency of the contemporary Englishman to displace society's "undesirable" qualities of barbarism, treachery, jealousy and libidinousness onto those who are considered "other". Find the best selection of Othello tickets cheap, fast, and easy at Captain Ticket™ - the original no fee ticket site. The jealousy that he will create will be so strong that it Othello will be blinded by it. [33] In the past, Othello would often have been portrayed by a white actor in blackface or in a black mask: more recent actors who chose to 'black up' include Ralph Richardson (1937); Orson Welles (1952); John Gielgud (1961); Laurence Olivier (1964); and Anthony Hopkins (1981). Click … Othello for instance, sometimes described in the play äs 'captain' and sometimes äs 'generaP, must obviously, from the nature of his commission by the Doge and the Council, be the 'capitano generale', the commanderin-chief of the Venetian army2): in sixteenth Century England, this title was often shortened to 'captain'3) instead of the modern abbreviation, 'general'. [34][35] The interpretation of the role is broadening, with theatre companies casting Othello as a woman or inverting the gender of the whole cast to explore gender questions in Shakespeare's text. During the scuffle, Iago comes from behind Cassio and badly cuts his leg. The stunt renewed interest in Booth's tour. CASSIO.Most fortunately: he hath achiev'd a maidThat paragons description and wild fame,One that excels the quirks of blazoning pens,And in the essential vesture of creationDoes tire the ingener. What shall we hear of this? Montano what is she 80 cassio she that i spake of our. FOURTH GENTLEMAN.The town is empty; on the brow o' the seaStand ranks of people, and they cry, "A sail!". OTHELLO : Why of thy thought, Iago? Act III, scene iii is considered to be the turning point of the play as it is the scene in which Iago successfully sows the seeds of doubt in Othello's mind, inevitably sealing Othello's fate. Alas I can’t find video, but might I point you to this synopsis of Quantum Leap Episode 411? — Hall to thee, lady! MONTANO.What from the cape can you discern at sea? THIRD GENTLEMAN.News, lads! Othello (1956 film) Floating Clouds: Richard III (1955 film) Princess Mary (film) Mother (1955 film) Daddy Long Legs (1955 film) Wolf (1955 film) ... ⓘ Two Captains, film. His Othello was called by Harold Hobson of the London Sunday Times "the best Othello of our time,"[54] continuing: ...nobler than Tearle, more martial than Gielgud, more poetic than Valk. MONTANO.But, good lieutenant, is your general wiv'd? standing partner Othello Kahn had advanced even quicker than Elliot, becoming a Captain a few short years later; thus, leaving Elliot behind in the LAPD political ladder. Robeson had first played the role in London in 1930 in a cast that included Peggy Ashcroft as Desdemona and Ralph Richardson as Roderigo,[50] and would return to it in 1959 at Stratford-upon-Avon with co-stars Mary Ure, Sam Wanamaker and Vanessa Redgrave. What is the news? Cinthio drew a moral (which he placed in the mouth of Desdemona) that it is unwise for European women to marry the temperamental men of other nations. IAGO : My lord, for aught I know. Meanwhile, Roderigo complains that he has received no results from Iago in return for his money and efforts to win Desdemona, but Iago convinces him to kill Cassio. — Great Jove, Othello guard, And swell his sail with thine own powerful breath, That he may bless this bay with his tall ship, Make love's quick pants in Desdemona's arms, Stand-up comedian Lenny Henry played Othello in 2009 produced by Northern Broadsides in collaboration with West Yorkshire Playhouse. The former governor Montano arrives, with Gratiano and Iago. Officers, Gentlemen, Messenger, Herald, Attendants, Musicians, etc. [3] Desdemona is the only named character in Cinthio's tale, with his few other characters identified only as the "Moor", the "Squadron Leader", the "Ensign", and the "Ensign's Wife" (corresponding to the play's Othello, Cassio, Iago and Emilia). The Captain of the Ship The poem “O Captain!My Captain” by Walt Whitman was written after the murder of the second president of the United States of America Abraham Lincoln. Othello as a literary character has appeared in many representations within popular culture over several centuries. [51] W. A. Darlington of The Daily Telegraph ranked Robeson's Othello as the best he had ever seen[52] while the Daily Express, which had for years before published consistently scathing articles about Robeson for his leftist views, praised his "strong and stately" performance (though in turn suggested it was a "triumph of presence not acting").[53]. 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