Shakespeare's "Othello" Part 3: The Language


In Part 3, Professor Farah Karim-Cooper offers close-readings of some of the play’s most significant scenes. You’ll also hear a special commentary on Othello by actor Keith Hamilton Cobb, author and performer of the acclaimed one-man show American Moor (, which examines the experience and perspective of black men in America through the metaphor of William Shakespeare’s character, Othello. Speeches and Performers: Othello, 1.3, “Her father loved me …” (Keith Hamilton Cobb) Iago, 2.1, “That Cassio loves her …” (Anton Lesser) Emilia and Desdemona, 4.3, “I would not do such a wrong …” (Dame Harriet Walter and Katy Stephens) Keith Hamilton Cobb, reflection on Othello Visit the course webpage at for a bonus recording of Othello's 1.3 speech by RSC actor Paterson Joseph.

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