Othello

Shakespeare was born in what year? 1564
Shakespeare was born in what town? Stratford-upon-Avon
Shakespeare was born in what country? England
Shakespeare wrote/performed for what theatre? The Globe Theater
Who ruled England while Shakespeare wrote most of his plays? Queen Elizabeth I
What is Shakespeare’s first name? William
Who played all the female roles? men
What is bear-baiting? Fighting between two bears or a bear and a human
What time of day were Shakespeare’s plays originally performed? day time
What season {s} were Shakespeare’s plays originally performed? fall, spring, summer
Who are the “groundlings”? they didn’t’ have enough money to sit in the stands so they stood on the ground and yelled at people.
What did they do if they didn’t like the play? They threw rotten food at the stage.
How long did Shakespeare’s plays usually last? 3-5 hours
What type of stage did the Globe Theatre have? Thrust Stage
What part of “America” was settled in 1607? Jamestown
Who was Iago’s wife? Emilia
Who was Desdemona’s dad? Brabantio
Who was Cassio’s mistress? Bianca
Who was The Moor? Othello
Who was Othello’s wife? Desdemona
Who was Othello’s Lieutenant? Cassio
Who was Othello’s ancient? Iago
who was a venetian in love with Desdemona? Roderigo
Who was a Kinsman to Brabantio/Desdemona’s uncle? Lodovico
At the beginning of the play, who does Iago work with to wake up Brabantio? Roderigo
What does Brabantio do when he finds out what Desdemona has done? Brabantio disoqned Desdemona
Why does Roderigo trust Iago? Iago says he can put him in good graces with Desdemona
Why did Othello marry Desdemona? He loves her
Where do the newlyweds move? Cyprus
Othello puts Iago in charge of who? Desdemona
Who does Iago use as a pawn to destroy Othello’s marriage? Cassio
What does Othello do to Cassio when he suspects his indesccretions He fires him
Who tries to get Cassio his job back? Desdemona
What does Emilia give to Iago? Hankercheif
Why is the handkerchief so important to Othello? Because he gave it to Desdemona and it was from his mother
What job does Iago get in act III? Lieutenant
How does Bianca feel about Cassio? She likes him a lot
What does Othello do that makes people doubt his sanity? He slaps Desdemona
Who tells Othello that his wife is being faithful to him? Emilia
How does Desdemona die? Othello stifles her
What does Lodovico find in Roderigo’s pocket? A note that says it was Iago’s fault
How does Othello die? Othello stabbed himself
How does Iago die? He doesn’t

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