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1604 Commentary Essay

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After reading the document from the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, please consider the following question:

How is the setting of Othello significant, and how would a Jacobean audience feel about this play?

Make references to Act 1 as well, if you feel you can incorporate some lines from the play to substantiate your claim. If you quote do cite correctly (I.i.24-73).

Consider how Shakespeare begins the play – time, setting, who gets the first words, how Othello is developed …things like that.

You will be writing in well-developed paragraphs. Think about your introduction and how it should indicate (subtly) what will be discussed in th...

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