Othello: Study Guide

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Before he was a parrot in Aladdin, Iago was the perfect villain in a Shakespearean play. A study guide introduces theater goers to Othello by providing them with a summary of the plot and overview of the characters. After watching a performance of the play, learners complete activities involving paraphrasing, plot sequence, and character analysis.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Find a filmed performance of Othello if a live performance is not available
  • Choose a character and have writers write a diary entry from that character's perspective 
Classroom Considerations

  • Aligns with Florida state standards from 2012
Pros

  • Organizes materials into pre- and post-performance activities
  • Shares information on aspects of theater, such as the role of the audience
Cons

  • Bibliography contains generic links rather than pointing to specific sources