Othello - Key Facts FULL TITLE AUTHOR The Tragedy of...

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Key Facts   FULL TITLE · The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice   AUTHOR · William Shakespeare   TYPE OF WORK · Play   GENRE · Tragedy   LANGUAGE · English   TIME AND PLACE WRITTEN · Between 1601 and 1604, England   DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION · 1622   PUBLISHER · Thomas Walkley   TONE · Shakespeare clearly views the events of the play as tragic. He seems to view the marriage between Desdemona and Othello as noble and heroic, for the most part.   SETTING ( TIME ) · Late sixteenth century, during the wars between Venice and Turkey   SETTING ( PLACE ) · Venice in Act I; the island of Cyprus thereafter   PROTAGONIST · Othello   MAJOR CONFLICT · Othello and Desdemona marry and attempt to build a life together, despite their differences in age, race, and experience. Their marriage is sabotaged by the envious Iago, who convinces Othello that Desdemona is unfaithful.  
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