Analysis of Shakespeare's Work in Othello

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Analysis of Shakespeare's Work in Othello Correct analization of Shakespeare's work has and always will be the question on every reader's mind. In our case, Othello has simple yet twisted turns throughout the story. Not only does the plot of this story introduce William Shakespeare's thoughts, but what he is capable of, from a writing stand point. Othello is considered one of Shakespeare's most 'fast-paced' play. Most of the action is gathered into one day and all the scenes begin in the middle of conversations between characters. Except for act I, the whole story is based in Cyprus. Being that the play jumps from scene to scene, between the first act which is based in Venice and each of the other acts, the plot is thought out to be a couple of hours between each scene. The elopement at midnight between Othello and Desdemona to the morning storm in Cyprus, Shakespeare only gives six hours between each major scene. The impression the play holds is that the whole play occurs in 2-3 days. The plot though is fairly direct. It focuses on the love between Othello and Desdemona, and what tries to come between them. It all starts when Othello and Desdemona's mid-night elopement is notified to her father Senator Brabantio by Iago and Roderigo. Othello and Desdemona are immediately brought in front of the Duke of Venice where Brabantio claims Othello seduced his daughter with witchcraft. Othello explains his love for her and when Desdemona is called to testify, she assures them that her love to Othello is true. When appointed to General of Defense, Othello is sent to fight against the Turks, and allows Desdemona to go, as long as she follows in another boat with Iago Othello's "friend". When arriving at Cyprus, Iago starts plotting ... ... middle of paper ... ...speare. For the next ten years the Globe was the stage of Shakespeare's greatest plays. Unfortunately in 1613 a fire during a performance of Henry VIII destroyed The Globe. However, no time was wasted in rebuilding The Globe, and by June 1614 the new theatre opened. The costumes that were used in Shakespeare's Othello were very traditional at the time. Women wore exquisite long dresses to show their beauty and innocence. They also wore corsets to show the curves on their body so they could look more feminine, while men wore fancy shirts that flared around their necks and wrists. But we must also keep in mind that in Shakespeare's time Woman were also played by men, or rather young boys, because women weren't allowed to be in plays. The point of the costumes were to make the woman (or men) look more gentle and feminine, while making the men look rough and handsome.
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