Monthly Archives: December 2018

David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s OTHELLO: A Retelling in Prose — Act 4, Scene 3

— 4.3 — In a room in the castle were Othello, Lodovico, Desdemona, Emilia, and some attendants. The evening meal was over, and Othello was offering to walk Lodovico home. Lodovico said to Othello, “Please, sir, trouble yourself no further … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s OTHELLO: A Retelling in Prose — Act 4, Scene 2

— 4.2 — In a room in the castle, Othello was questioning Emilia, Desdemona’s attendant and Iago’s wife. “You have seen nothing suspicious?” “I have never seen or heard anything suspicious,” Emilia replied, “and I have never suspected Desdemona of … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s OTHELLO: A Retelling in Prose — Act 4, Scene 1

— 4.1 — Othello and Iago were speaking in front of the castle. “Do you think that?” Iago asked. “Think what?” Othello asked. “That they kissed in private?” “An unauthorized, illicit kiss!” “Do you think that it is possible she … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s OTHELLO: A Retelling in Prose — Act 3, Scene 4

— 3.4 — Desdemona and Emilia were standing on a street in front of the castle. Also on the street was a man whom Desdemona recognized; he was a clown, aka Fool, aka comedian. Desdemona knew that he played with language, … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s OTHELLO: A Retelling in Prose — Act 3, Scene 3

— 3.3 — In the garden of the castle, Desdemona, Cassio, and Emilia were talking. Emilia was serving as Desdemona’s chaperone. Desdemona said, “Be assured, good Cassio, that I will do everything I can to help you regain your position … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s OTHELLO: A Retelling — Act 3, Scenes 1-2

— 3.1 — Cassio and some musicians walked to a place in front of the castle. Cassio said, “Musicians, play here; I will pay you. Play something that’s brief, and bid the Moor, ‘Good morning, general.’” Although Cassio was no … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s OTHELLO: A Retelling in Prose — Act 2, Scenes 2-3

— 2.2 — On a street of Cypress, a herald read a proclamation out loud: “It is the pleasure of Othello, our noble and valiant general, since certain and reliable news has now arrived that the Turkish fleet has been entirely … Continue reading

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