Othello | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Geoffrey Bent

This literature criticism consists of approximately 24 pages of analysis & critique of Othello.
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Critical Review by Geoffrey Bent

SOURCE: Bent, Geoffrey. “Three Green-eyed Monsters: Acting as Applied Criticism in Shakespeare's Othello.Antioch Review 56, no. 3 (summer 1998): 358-73.

In the following essay, Bent focuses on two motion-picture adaptations of Othello, from 1952 and 1995, and a filmed version of the 1964 National Theatre of Great Britain production. The critic analyzes the impact that different actors have had on the play's meaning through their portrayals of Othello, Iago, and Desdemona.

“O, beware, my lord, of jealousy; It is the green-ey'd monster which doth mock The meat it feeds on. That cuckold lives in bliss Who, certain of his fate, loves not his wronger; But, O, what damned minutes tells he o'er Who dotes, yet doubts, suspects, yet strongly loves!” 

Although the end result of an actor's labor is called an...

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