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Shakespeare: "Othello"

These links are about Shakespeare’s tragedy “Othello.” Includes a full-text version of the play, study guides, and lesson plans. Several links analyze the play in a modern day setting. There are links to eThemes on Shakespeare and drama.


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Use this site's several lesson plans for Othello, a Times Topic on Race, and additional articles from the NYT's related to the play.
Students select a character from Othello and create a resume for that character. Complete step-by-step lesson plan.
Use this teachers' guide to assist students in studying Othello. A synopsis, suggestions for teaching the play including activities, discussion questions, and essay topics. Guide activities can be adjusted for students' abilities.
Here is an in-depth summary of the play.
Read this full-text version of the play.
Read about the characters in the play. NOTE: The site includes links to websites with discussion forums.
Here are discussion questions for each act of the play.
Use this 93-page PDF file as a study guide for the play. Includes information about Shakespeare, "Othello," the characters, and the language.
This is a lesson plan about "Othello." It includes worksheets.
Learn about William Shakespeare, the places he lived, and the time period he lived in. Read the full text of some of his most popular works. Make a virtual visit to Anne Hathaway's cottage or Stratford-Upon-Avon. Try an interactive quiz to test your knowledge of Shakespeare, plus try to identify which words he invented. Visit an old Renaissance town and see what life was like in Shakespeare's time.
These sites explore the theater and acting. There are several ideas for using plays and acting in the classroom. Learn about the history of the theater and common theater terminology. Includes warm-up activities and scripts to use in the classroom. An eThemes Resource on Readers Theater is linked.

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