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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s OTHELLO: A Retelling in Prose — Act 5, Scene 2

— 5.2 — Desdemona was asleep in her bedchamber in the castle. A candle was burning near her. Othello entered the room and thought this: It is the cause; it is the cause, my soul. Let me not name it … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s OTHELLO: A Retelling in Prose — Act 5, Scene 1

— 5.1 — Iago and Roderigo spoke together on a dark street near where Cassio was visiting Bianca. Iago said, “Here, stand behind this projecting wall. Cassio will arrive quickly. Take out your rapier, and thrust it deep in him. … Continue reading

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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 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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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s OTHELLO: A Retelling in Prose — Act 2, Scene 1

— 2.1 — Montano, the governor of Cypress, was standing with two other gentlemen near a quay that wasused for loading and unloading ships at a port in Cypress. One gentleman stood on a high structure and so was able to … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s OTHELLO: A Retelling in Prose —Act 1, Scene 3

— 1.3 — The Duke of Venice and the Venetian senators were sitting at a table in the council chamber. Some military officers were also in attendance. The Duke said, “These reports lack the consistency that would give them credibility.” … Continue reading

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