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one of Shakespeare's characters.
Othello syndrome - delusions of infidelity of one's sexual partner; onset usually in 4th decade of life; may be a feature of depressive psychosis, epilepsy, or alcoholism. Synonym(s): erotic jealousy
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At stake, of course, is what will underlie the true crisis of the play: the nature of, or explanation for, Desdemona's love, as Othello perceives it.
It's a pleasure to watch Gardell's slimy but undeniably charismatic Iago wind up Dunn's emphatic, emotionally translucent Othello into a froth of torment and rage.
The conception of the body with which Othello begins, and which he attempts to repair in the final acts of the play, bears upon his conception of self.
This essay explores the question of what happened to Othello in the 1987 South African performance.
The fortunes of Othello have been traced by Margaret Gilman in her book Othello in France (Paris, 1925).
The play poses a real problem for an actor here: how can she continue to believe in Othello without appearing stupid?
Unlike Aida, Othello was a low key production in a former industrial plant in inner city Birmingham.
He reluctantly gets legless as Iago plies him with booze with the aim to wreck his friendship with Othello.
Finally, in his beautiful delivery of the speech in which Othello recounts how he wooed Desdemona, Thompson bares the strong man's sensitive soul, revealing him as a tender lover of beauty.
On the whole, Othello manages to grab and maintain the attention of the audience.
Much of the tragedys success depends, of course, on the casting of Othello and Iago.