As long as they haven't actually done anything, it's just a pardonable sin. But yet the pity of it, Iago! And what’s the news, good cousin Lodovico? He smiled. ‘Let the devil and his mother stalk you,’ she shouted. Please, be patient, or else you'll show that you are completely ruled by your emotions and not a real man. Have you not hurt your head? He’s that he is. Go to, well said, well said. I do but say what she is. I was the other day talking on the sea-bank with certain Venetians, and thither comes the bauble and, by this hand, she falls me thus about my neck—, She was here just now. That he would admit to it—and the handkerchief! You will see for yourself. ‘Is this the noble Moor, whom our full senate call unmatchable? Her testimony would be strong evidence of Desdemonaâs innocence, except that Othello dismisses it all as lies, because it does not accord with what he already believes. [reads] “This fail you not to do, as you will—”, [Reading the letter] "Don't fail to do this, since you will—". Oh, it’s the spite of hell to have a woman in what one took to be a secure marriage bed and take for granted that she’s chaste. OTHELLO by William Shakespeare - Dramatic Reading - FULL AudioBook | Greatest Audio Books ðSPECIAL OFFERð try Audiobooks .com ð§for FREE! [advancing] How shall I murder him, Iago? Good sir, be a man. It’s too much. So delicate with her needle, an admirable musician. She is persuaded Iwill marry her, out of her own love and flattery, not out of my promise. ‘Work on, my medicine, work,’ he whispered. I would do a lot to bring them together for the sake of the love I have for Cassio.’. Lodovico laughed. Ay, you did wish that I would make her turn. [To DESDEMONA] Oh you are pretending really well! LitCharts Teacher Editions. She flatters herself. A bedchamber in the castle: DESDEMONA in bed asleep; a light burning. Just go and hide and watch the sneers, the mockery and awful scorns that live in every part of his face. That would be like tricking the devil. From the excess of laughter. Is he angry?’, ‘Perhaps the letter has upset him,’ said Lodovico. Oh, there's not a sweeter creature in the world! Oh, devil, devil! [Coming forward out of hiding] How should I murder him, Iago? ‘Think about it Iago?’ Othello was far away. The original text plus a side-by-side modern translation of. First the handkerchief, and now this confession! Iago calls Caâ¦ But I wish I could say that was the worst he'll do. He is as he is. But you’ll make that all well.’. It was the fate of prostitutes to beguile many men and be in love with just one. Naked in bed, Iago, and not mean harm! I, was the other day talking on the sea-bank with certain, Venetians, and thither comes the bauble and, by this, Crying “O dear Cassio!” as it were. Is this the person who supposedly could not be shaken by passion? You wanted me to make her turn. Othello Act 4 Scene 3 15. Character: DESDEMONA. Here!’ She threw the handkerchief at him. Or what if I heard him say so—there are some villains out there who, once they have seduced or satisfied some mistress with their flirting and doting, can't help but brag about it—. tongueâ of an actor. They that mean virtuously, and yet do so. I must take out the work? This list of Shakespeare plays brings together all 38 plays in alphabetical order. Do but go after. ‘He wasn’t talking to you. her—that's obscene. Oh, the world hath not asweeter creature, she might lie by an emperor’s side and command him tasks. as I ask him to tell me again about where, how, how often, how long ago, and when he has slept and will again sleep with your wife. I do but say what she is. I warrant something from Venice. ‘Poor wretch,’ he said. And, Sir, I invite you to supper with me tonight. No Fear Shakespeare. If you will not, come when you are next prepared for. Or what if I heard him say so—there are some villains out there, who, once they have seduced or satisfied some mistress with their flirting and doting, can't help but brag about it, He hath, my lord, but be you well assured, Lie with her? You are welcome, sir, to Cyprus. He had one yesterday. And, sir, tonight I ask you to have dinner together with me. I would do anything to repair their friendship, because of my love for Cassio. I couldn’t feel such passion if I didn’t know it was true. Here comes Lodovico, from the Duke. I marry her! like the bad omen of a raven coming over a house where someone is sick—that Cassio had my handkerchief. Please, think a little more highly of me; don't think I'm that stupid. Ugh! Iago grinned. ‘I’m only saying what she is. Definitions and examples of 136 literary terms and devices. I was a real fool to take it. What a likely story, that you found it in your room and didn't know who left it there! 'Tis very much. Do but encave yourself, And mark the fleers, the gibes, and notable scorns That dwell in every region of his face. Now I will question Cassio about Bianca, a loose girl that makes a living by selling herself to men. Othello! Should he confess first and then be executed? Detailed explanations, analysis, and citation info for every important quote on LitCharts. Well, I must stop spending time with her. prove the worst thing he could do.’, ‘Is this what he’s usually like? ‘That’s hypocrisy against the devil. Desdemona smiled excitedly. And for Cassio, let me be his undertaker. O, the world hath not a sweeter creature! And here he was. Oh, there's not a sweeter creature in the world! Othello Act 4 Scene 3 15. If he is not what he has the potential to be, then I wish to heaven he was! ‘I want him killed slowly.’ Othello sank down at his desk and put his head on it. That's not wrong. Are you triumphing after your conquest? Look, he’s stirring. Good, good, the justice of it pleases! My lord has fallen into a seizure. A fair woman! King Henry had sent for them because he needed their advice. Welcome to Cyprus. Or because she was naked in bed with a friend for just an hour or more, not meaning any harm? If that the earth could teem with woman’s tears, Each drop she falls would prove a crocodile. There’s millions now alive That nightly lie in those unproper beds Which they dare swear peculiar. Now he's talking about how she dragged him to my bedroom. From the creators of SparkNotes, something better. Now I will question Cassio about Bianca, a loose girl that makes a living by selling herself to men. ‘Or she’ll shout it out in the streets.’, ‘Well I may bump into you. (To LODOVICO) Concerning this, sir— (To DESDEMONA) Oh,well-painted passion! Here he comes. ‘She was here just now,’ said Cassio. Iago unobtrusively drew Cassio closer to the pillar behind which Othello was hiding so that he could hear the rest of the conversation. Iago, naked in bed and not meaning any harm? Oh, they make her a thousand times worse! Emilia says she would, if she thought it would advance her husbandâs status in the world. No, forbear. Iago waved the guard away as she ran towards them. Test your knowledge Take the Act IV, scenes ii-iii Quick Quiz. Now will I question Cassio of Bianca, A huswife that by selling her desires Buys herself bread and clothes. Othello. Oh, a thousand thousand times—and then of so gentle a condition! Please! ‘’Wake up, my lord!’ he said. ‘Even if I were to swear that I saw this with my own eyes no-one in Venice would believe it. Oh, ’tis the spite of hell, the fiend’s arch-mock, To lip a wanton in a secure couch, And to suppose her chaste. Hide nearby and watch the sneers and visible expressions of scorn all over his face. Oh, devil, devil! Your case is better. Read Act 1, Scene 1 of Shakespeare's Othello, side-by-side with a translation into Modern English. And she can weep, Sir, weep. A customer? She is convinced I will marry her, driven by her own love and self-flattery. No, I would rather know, and knowing the situation I can decide what action to take.’, Othello got up shakily. ‘Did you see how he laughed at his vice?’ said Iago. To confess and be hanged for it. I haven't promised her anything. 'Tis Lodovico, this. Ophelia's love, Prince Hamlet, appeared mad and rejected her, and she lost her mind and died singing as she drowned. Struggling with distance learning? So delicate with her needle, such an admirable musician. I would do much T' atone them, for the love I bear to Cassio. 'Faith, that was not so well. ‘Handkerchief – confession – handkerchief! Get me the poison tonight, Iago! No, my heart has turned to stone. Why did you give me that handkerchief just recently? Lie with her? Othello may very well possess a great military mind but in matters of the heart, he's easily fooled. Now Cassio is beginning the story. What a likely story, that you found it in your room and didn't know who left it there! Could this be true? I must take out the work? That's what his gestures indicate. Character: DESDEMONA. Hang her! No, my heart is turned to stone: I strike it and it hurts my hand. If you still care about her after her sinfulness, give her permission to cheat on you. ‘He has, my lord, but you can be sure he’ll deny it.’, ‘In faith, that he… No, I don’t know what he did.’, Othello went down on his knees and looked up at Iago. It must be some news from Venice. . ‘I believe they’re recalling him, replacing him with Cassio.’. Othello glared at her. She could be the wife of an emperor and he'd obey her commands. ‘I’m shaking at it. But you can mend it. Now he begins the story. Oh, Iago, the pity of it, Iago!’, ‘If you’re going to be so foolish about her crime just go ahead and give her permission because if it’s not your business it’s no-one else’s.’, ‘I will chop her into pieces of meat!’ said Othello. Thus credulous fools are. Othello begins on a street in Venice, in the midst of an argument between Roderigo and Iago. He examined his hands, trying to hold them steady. He’s engrossed in the letter. Well then, there are many monsters in big cities, and many monsters that pass for men. ‘Rub his temples,’ said Cassio and began to do that. This monologue, from Act 4, Scene 2 is one of those moments. Oh, I see that nose of yours, but not that dog I shall throw it to. they'd all be fake tears! Othello Act 4 Scene 1 Lyrics. Will you? No, by heaven! No, hold on. And she can weep, sir, weep. Oh, she could sing so well she'd charm a savage bear to gentleness! ‘Noses, ears and lips – all shaking. I am trembling with anger, and nature wouldn't make my body do this without some reason. Your case is better. Strangle her in bed – the very bed she’s contaminated.’, Othello gripped Iago’s sleeves. It is not right for me to tell you about what I have seen and learned. I am trembling with anger. Let the devil and his wife follow you around! Goats and monkeys! The full text of Shakespeare's plays and sonnets side-by-side with translations into modern English. Goats and monkeys! If you will come have dinner with me tonight, then okay. And as for Cassio, let me handle him. Act 1, Scene 1: Venice.A street. ‘Oh devil, devil,’ he said. The scene opens with Othello asking Emilia if she has seen Desdemona and Cassio alone together, whispering or sharing secrets. Cassio will take over for me here. Be patient. Yours by this hand. What has just happened? Out of my sight! He's laughing like he's won her over! I’ll not expostulate with her, lest her body and beauty unprovidemy mind again—This night, Iago! It must be more than a rumor if it's making me tremble like this. Or I will think you’re all spleen and nothing of a man.’, Othello raised his hand in a fist. By heaven, I would most gladly have forgot it. ‘Devil!’ he shouted, lifted his hand and struck her hard in the face. Othello Act 4 Scene 3 15. And to see how he prizes the, foolish woman your wife! ‘I haven’t deserved this,’ she said. Ha, ha, ha! If I beat my chest, it hurts my hand. On top of her? If what he might he is not, 'Faith, that was not so well. When he is gone, I would really like to talk to you in private. OTHELLO steps back and hides, so that he cannot hear IAGO but can still see him. Yes, let her rot and perish and go to hell tonight, for she will not live past tonight. It's even worse—a curse from hell—to kiss your wife in bed thinking that she is chaste when she isn't. Is this the same noble Moor that our whole senate thinks so highly of? Just watch his expression. Well, I may chance to see you, for I would very fain speak with you. There was a loud fanfare from the castle’s trumpeters. By heaven, I wish I had forgotten about it. ‘Yes, let her rot and die and be damned tonight because she’ll not live beyond that. Stand you awhile apart, Confine yourself but in a patient list. ‘Cuckold me!’, ‘Get me some poison tonight, Iago. Read every line of Shakespeareâs original text alongside a modern English translation. Sir, I obey my orders and will return to Venice. Ay, let her rot and perish and be damned tonight, for she shall not live. Yes, a most unhappy one. Now if this suit lay in Bianca’s power you’d have it very quickly.’. Stay away for a bit. I say, but mark his gesture. And she can weep, sir. You shall observe him, That I may save my speech. Now he denies his crime a bit, and laughs it off. Location: Act 1, Scene 3. Will you withdraw? ‘She’s an obedient lady,’ he said. A most unhappy one. ‘The worse for you calling me by the title the lack of which is killing me,’ said Cassio. Is this the noble Moor whom our full senate, Call all in all sufficient? I do beseech your lordship, call her back. If that the earth could teem with woman’s tears. He'll recover soon. ‘What do you want her for, Sir?’ said Othello. This is the monkey’s own giving out. He was going to feed Cassio’s nose to the dogs. They that mean virtuously, and yet do so, The devil their virtue tempts, and they tempt heaven. Do not think it so unwholesome. And, sir, tonightI do entreat that we may sup together. If I could, I'd spend nine years killing him slowly. The wind blew violently and the grey sea raged. No, I swear to God! I kiss the instrument of their pleasures. By heaven, I would most gladly have forgot it. Act 1, Scene 1, Page 2 30 Wherein the toged consuls can propose As masterly as he. I will be found most cunning in my patience. ‘Will you?’, Othello came out from behind the pillar. Or heard him say—as knaves be such abroad, Who having, by their own importunate suit, Or voluntary dotage of some mistress, Convincèd or supplied them, cannot choose But they must blab—, What if I had told you that I saw him do you wrong? His naïve jealousy would completely misconstrue Cassio’s smiles, gestures and frivolous behaviour. Othello opened the letter and started reading it. Oh, she will sing thesavageness out of a bear! When he is asked about her, he can't help but laugh. Has he gone crazy, too? I marry her! This is no small matter. No, I'd rather know if my wife were cheating on me. She is truly an obedient lady. I am very glad to see you, sir. And she's obedient, as you say, very obedient. If not he foams at the mouth and eventually breaks out in savage madness. Othello recognised the handkerchief but stayed where he was. If they were acting this way but had virtuous intentions, they were tempted by the devil and they were tempting God to damn them. Would you would bear your fortune like a man! 18K 13. [To LODOVICO] I have been ordered to come home. Get out of my sight! Othello Act 4 Scene 2 Lyrics. As soon as he mentioned her name Cassio wouldn’t be able to stop himself from laughing about her. He’ll recover in a moment. Well, I'd like to get a chance to see you later, because I really would like to speak with you. Ply Desdemona well, and you are sure on ’t. Oh, devil, devil! This is the second time he's had one of these fits. First to be hanged, and then toconfess—I tremble at it . Truly, an obedient lady.I do beseech your lordship, call her back. ‘, ‘This is what he’s like. And she can weep, sir. (To LODOVICO) Sir, I obey the mandate And will return to Venice. The login page will open in a new tab. What I have seen and known. ‘Honestly,’ said Iago, ‘the gossip has it that you’re going to marry her.’, ‘The monkey has spread the rumours herself. Those who do that without meaning harm are being tempted by the devil and they are tempting heaven.’, ‘If they do nothing it’s just a venial slip,’ said Iago. ‘This is how gullible fools are caught, and so many worthy and chaste women too, all innocent, but condemned.’ He heard someone coming. She could be the wife of an emperor and he'd obey her commands. But he, sir, had th' election And I, of whom his eyes had seen the proof At Rhodes, at Cyprus, and on other grounds Christian and heathen, must be beleeâd and calmed By debitor and creditor. ‘What do you think you’re doing, stalking me like this?’ said Cassio. Please, be patient, or else you'll show that you are completely ruled by your emotions and not a real man. Maybe the letter moved him,For, as I think, they do command him home,Deputing Cassio in his government. Othello was astounded by his dismissive gesture and the renewed laughter. She follows me everywhere. This is some minx’s, token, and I must take out the work? What's the matter? Othello filled in the rest – her dragging him to their bedroom. You shall hear more by midnight. ‘I’m very glad to see you, signor,’ said Iago. But you're better off. Oh, devil! But yet the pity of it, Iago! ‘Naked in bed and not mean harm?’ said Othello. 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