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Not now, sweet Desdemona a duologue for Black and White within the realm of Shakespeare"s Othello. by Murray Carlin

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Published by Oxford University Press in Nairobi .
Written in English


  • Race relations -- Drama.

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SeriesNew drama from Africa ;, 2
LC ClassificationsPR6053.A6837 N6
The Physical Object
Pagination63 p.
Number of Pages63
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4883719M
LC Control Number76013250

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The two Othello spinoffs studied here, Not Now, Sweet Desdemona () and Iago (), depict Othello relative to s and 70s movements such as Pan Africanism, Black Power, Négritude, and U.S. Civil Rights. In this political context, the staging of Othello provides the opportunity to redefine a pivotal play of Western Europe by adding an African perspective – to put the “Moor” back. In an intriguing double metaphor, Othello characterizes Desdemona’s shift in reputation as a change in her face’s complexion. Her face was once “fresh as Dian’s”—an allusion to the Greek goddess Diana, whose virginity and moonlike skin are used to symbolize purity. Now he tells Othello a bold lie, claiming that he himself slept beside Cassio recently; kept awake by a raging toothache that night, Iago says that Cassio moaned in his sleep for "Sweet Desdemona" () and cautioned her to hide their love. Second, we notice that Desdemona's pretty bold. She not only defends her right to marry the man she loves but also her right to enjoy Othello as a husband, which includes being with him when he leaves for Cyprus and sharing his bed. In other words, Desdemona's not afraid to .

Desdemona insists to Emilia that Othello is not a jealous man. She makes a playful reference to Othello’s origins, suggesting that the sun in his native land made him impervious to jealousy, and therefore he is an exception to the typical Venetian tendency to be suspicious of women’s behavior. For Desdemona, Othello is the hero of many exciting and dangerous adventures, who also has the appeal of the orphan child who needs love. Add to this the fact that he is now an honored and powerful man in her country, and what young noble woman would not find him attractive? As the Duke says, "I think this tale would win my daughter too" (I Sweet Desdemona Essay Sweet Desdemona Essay. Iago strategically arouses Othello’s rivalry by allowing Othello to end to the misentry that Desdemona is carrying on an unfair subject after a while Cassio. Iago states in a barely loud tone, as though he didn’t unquestionably moderation to say everything, “Ha! I approve not that” (3. 3. 35). Start studying Othello quotes. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. ho, help! O lady, speak again,/ sweet Desdemona, o sweet mistress speak! act 5 sc 2 Emilia. Moor, she was chaste, she lov'd thee, cruel Moor,/ so come my soul to bliss, as I speak true but not now. act 5 sc 2 Emilia. I will.