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Othello: Insider's Guide

Othello is still one of Shakespeare's most controversial plays, but it has a firm place in the classroom. Join the team from Folger Theatre's 2011 production to discuss Language and Deception in this word-bending play, and teach the play with lesson plans based on these videos.


These videos and lesson plans highlight the play's themes, characters, and plot, perfect for students encountering the play for the first time or listeners seeking a refresher course.




Teach It! "’Tis Something, Nothing": Motive Hunting With Iago

Teach It! “Chaos Is Come Again”: Deception and the Breakdown of Language in Othello



Teach It! “Such Friends Are Thine Enemies’: Dangerous Language in Othello”

Teach It! “The Bullies and The Bullied: The World of Othello”



The Insider's Guide  series is a project of Folger Education, Robert G. Young, Director, and Folger External Relations, Garland Scott, Head.

Executive Producers:  Heather Daniels, Mark Fastoso
Writer:  Amy Arden
Host:  Casey Kaleba


Special thanks to Folger Theatre, Janet Alexander Griffin, Artistic Producer, and the featured artists from its 2011 production of Othello, directed by Robert Richmond.


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