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.
Teaching Shakespeare with The New York Times
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.
Book Report Alternative: Characters for Hire! Studying Character in Drama
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.
Othello, the Moor of Venice
Read this full-text version of the play.
Characters in Othello
Read about the characters in the play. NOTE: The site includes links to websites with discussion forums.
Othello Discussion Questions
Here are discussion questions for each act of the play.
Othello Study Guide
Use this 93-page PDF file as a study guide for the play. Includes information about Shakespeare, "Othello," the characters, and the language.
EDSITEment: Shakespeare's "Othello" and the Power of Language
This is a lesson plan about "Othello." It includes worksheets.
eThemes Resource: Shakespeare: His Life and Times
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.
eThemes Resource: Performing Arts: Drama
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.