Othello

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Opened Nov 17, 2009
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Othello, is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in approximately 1603, and based on the Italian short story "Un Capitano Moro" (A Moorish Captain) by Cinthio, a disciple of Boccaccio, first published in 1565. The work revolves around four central characters: Othello, a Moorish general in the Venetian army; his wife Desdemona; his lieutenant, Cassio; and his trusted ensign Iago. Because of its varied themes -- racism, love, jealousy, and betrayal Othello is viewed as Shakespeare's most controversial piece of literature.