Othello

Time Spent:

790 Hours

Characters:

BENEDICK, RODERIGO, IAGO, BRABANTIO, OTHELLO, CASSIO, First Officer, DUKE OF VENICE, First Senator, Second Senator, Sailor, Messenger, DESDEMONA, MONTANO, First Gentleman, Second Gentleman, Third Gentleman, Fourth Gentleman, Second Gentlemen, EMILIA, Herald, All, Clown, First Musician, BIANCA, LODOVICO, GRATIANO

Play:

  • ACT I SCENE I. Venice. A street. Enter RODERIGO and IAGO Tush! never tell me, I take it much unkindly That thou, Iago, who hast had my purse As if the strings were thine, shouldst know of this. 'Sblood, but you will not hear me: If ever I did dream of such a matter, Abhor me. Thou told'st me thou didst hold him in thy hate. Despise me, if I do not. Three great ones of the city, In personal suit to make me his lieutenant, Off-capp'd to him: and, by the faith of man, I know my price, I am worth no worse a place: But he, as loving his own pride and purposes, Evades them, with a bombast circumstance Horribly stuff'd with epithets of war, And, in conclusion, Nonsuits my mediators, for, 'Certes,' says he, 'I have already chose my officer.' And what was he? Forsooth, a great arithmetician, One Michael Cassio, a Florentine, A fellow almost damn'd in a fair wife, That never set a squadron in the field, Nor the division of a battle knows More than a spinster, unless the bookish theoric, Wherein the toged consuls can propose

Tags:

Shakespeare, Play, Poetry

Entered by: Sebastiaan