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Othello Final

  1. 1. The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice By William Shakespeare
  2. 2. Essential Questions to Consider about the play What is the relationship between personal choices and the consequences of those choices? How is pride an asset or a detriment to making choices?
  3. 3. Essential Questions to Consider about the play How do jealousy, betrayal and loyalty figure into the decisions we make? How does society’s treatment of the outsider influence the choices we make?
  4. 4. Othello , the play <ul><li>First performance: November 1, 1604 </li></ul><ul><li>Setting: Act 1 – Venice; Acts 2-4 – Cyprus </li></ul><ul><li>One of the great Shakespearean Tragedies </li></ul>
  5. 5. Othello , the characters <ul><li>Othello, the Moor </li></ul><ul><li>Iago, the ancient </li></ul><ul><li>Cassio, the lieutenant </li></ul><ul><li>Desdemona, the fair lady </li></ul><ul><li>Roderigo, the gullible dupe </li></ul><ul><li>Emilia, the lady in waiting </li></ul>
  6. 6. Qualities of a Tragic Hero <ul><li>Possess great importance or high rank </li></ul><ul><li>Exhibits extraordinary talents </li></ul><ul><li>Displays a tragic flaw-error in judgment or defect in character that leads to downfall </li></ul><ul><li>Faces downfall with courage and dignity </li></ul>
  7. 7. Key Themes in Othello
  8. 8. A Cultural and Political Context for the play <ul><li>Exhibition curator Jeffrey </li></ul><ul><li>Forgeng helps us to understand </li></ul><ul><li>Mediterranean warfare at the </li></ul><ul><li>time of Othello would have lived. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHB95FZndcc </li></ul>
  9. 9. A Cultural and Political Context for the play <ul><li>Arms and Armor in Shakespeare </li></ul><ul><li>A Folger exhibition inspires a look at the changing military and its weapons and how that is revealed in Shakespeare's plays like Hamlet, Macbeth, Othello, and Romeo and Juliet, among others. Featuring Jeffrey Forgeng of the Higgins Armory Museum and Barbara Mowat, Co-Editor of the Folger Editions. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.folger.edu/documents/Armor_podcast.mp3 </li></ul>
  10. 11. OTHELLO, a movie <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOBdwb7Xnfo </li></ul>
  11. 12. WORKS CITED Introduction to Othello Powerpoint http://jfks.pbworks.com/Handouts Becci McDaniel, JF Kennedy HS Berlin, Germany
  12. 13. Othello PowerPoints: ditechnology.wikispaces.com/file/view/Othello+power+point.ppt
  13. 14. Works Cited: Museum Page: 1. Trey Lyford (Iago) Othello , Folger Theatre, 2002. Directed by Aaron Posner.Carol Pratt. 2. Craig Wallace in title role, Othello , Folger Theatre, 2002. Directed by Aaron Posner.Carol Pratt. 3. Craig Wallace as Othello, Suli Holum Desdemona, Othello , Folger Theatre, 2002. Directed by Aaron Posner.Carol Pratt. 4. John Rogers, Othello: “Ha! I like not that!” Hand-painted plaster, 1882. 5. Robert Edmund Jones, Costume design for Paul Robeson as Othello. Drawing, 1943. 6. John Dowland, The First Booke of Songes or Ayres of fowre partes with Tableture for the Lute. London, 1596 (Detail).
  14. 15. Works Cited: Museum Page: 7. Folio cover 8. The Dexter Portrait of Shakespeare. Oil on panel, 19 th Century. 9. H.C. Selous, “Oh, my fair warrior!/My dear Othello!” Illustration for Othello , Act 2, scene 1, lines 197-198. 10. Solomon Alexander Hart, Othello and Iago, Engraving, late 19 th Century. 11. Ludovico Marchetti. Othello , Act 4 scene 3. “Shall I go fetch…” Watercolor drawing, 19 th Century 12. Alexander Niccholes. A discourse of marriage and wiving. London. 1615. 13. Cover for Othello DVD with Lawrence Fishburn