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Title Othello
Document Type Rehearsal Copy
Reference Oth 46
Primary Association Hoyt, Edward N.
Associated Names Hill, Murray; Clarke, Creston; Mantell, Robert B.; Booth, Edwin; Irving, Henry; Barrett, Lawrence; Booth, J. B.
Date of Production c. 1880s-1890s
Description Checked for the character of Iago. Includes various newspaper clippings, cast lists and photographs relating to different performances of the play from 1886, 1890, 1894 and 1896. Contains quotes from famous actors who played Iago and Desdemona. Note about Henry Irving stating 'On the last night, he rolled up the clothes he had worn as the Moor, dashed the bundle into a corner of the dressing room, and said "Never again!"
Genre Tragedy
Theme(s) Love and Marriage; War, Empire and Colonialism
Content Keywords love, race, jealousy, betrayal, deceit, infidelity, crime, death, justice, soldier
Context Keywords script, cues, cuts, characters, actor,
Visual Content Illustrations of Edwin Booth as Iago. Newspaper photograph of Mr Mantellas Iago
Shattuck Code Not in Shattuck
Play Othello
Library Folger Shakespeare Library
Note Please note that some of the metadata for this document has been drawn from the Folger Shakespeare Library's online catalogue and 'The Shakespeare Prompt books, A Descriptive Catalogue' by Charles H. Shattuck.