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Books in the Library Catalogue


Here are a few books we have in the Library on Othello. Search the library catalogue for more.

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Othello - Garmini Salgado (Contribution by); Fenella Salgado
ISBN: 9780140771947
Publication Date: 1990-01-02
A fine critical reading of the play scene by scene.

Othello - Richard McRoberts
ISBN: 9781875739066
Publication Date: 2002-10-23
A Study Guide to Othello.

Othello - Samini and Fenella Salgado
Call Number: 822.33 SAL
Offers biographical and historical information.

Shakespeare Othello - Juliet McLauchlan
Call Number: 822.33 McL
Author perspective and helpful study text of Othello.

William Shakespeare's Othello - Tony Scanlon
Call Number: 822.33 SCA
Study guide including plot synopsis, chapter summaries, character analysis and more.




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Othello Quote


“O, beware, my lord, of jealousy;
It is the green-ey'd monster, which doth mock
The meat it feeds on. That cuckold lives in bliss,
Who, certain of his fate, loves not his wronger:
But O, what damnèd minutes tells he o'er
Who dotes, yet doubts, suspects, yet strongly loves!"

(Act 3, scene 3, 165–171)” 
― William ShakespeareOthello


Study Guide

Master Shakespeare's Othello using Absolute Shakespeare's Othello essay, plot summary, quotes and characters study guides. Click on the headings to expand. This is a very useful guide.

William Shakespeare's plays, sonnets and poems at

Plot SummaryA quick review of the plot of Othello including every important action in the play. An ideal introduction before reading the original text.

CommentaryDetailed description of each act with translations and explanations for all important quotes. The next best thing to an modern English translation.

CharactersReview of each character's role in the play including defining quotes and character motivations for all major characters.

Characters Analysis: Critical essay by influential Shakespeare scholar and commentator William Hazlitt, discussing all you need to know on the characters of Othello.

Othello Essay: Samuel Taylor Coleridge's famous essay on Othello based on his legendary and influential lectures and notes on Shakespeare.

Modern v Classic Othello

Listed below are links to essays that may assist in your study with how the play has changed in its meaning/reception over the centuries.




The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in approximately 1603, and based on the Italian short story Un Capitano Moro by Cinthio, a disciple of Boccaccio, first published in 1565.

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Shakespeare's Othello

Poster for an 1884 production of Shakespeare's Othello with Thomas Keene. Lithograph by W.J. Morgan & Co. Lith. Public domain.


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Absolute Shakespeare


Othello in a nutshell


A summary and useful guide for students studying Othello. This site also provides an animated video summary of Othello.


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