Episode 59: The Sooty Bosom

Summary

Meet the man himself. Hear him speak – calmly, eloquently, so very unlike a “savage.” He is surrounded by savages, to be sure.

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Transcription

Important Notes for this episode:

• how does Iago speak to Othello to his face?

• do we have clues what Othello thinks of him here? Why did he pass him over?

• by Janus – Iago’s deity is the 2-faced god, the god of reversals, beginnings and endings

• the word ‘foul’ used multiple times here, and then throughout the play will mean Black

• when Brabantio speaks to Othello he is really confronting the betrayal he feels he’s suffered, stolen property (daughter is his to dispose of – although he has allowed her to refuse other men). He pits ‘us’ (ALL of Venice) against the foul ‘him’. He’s imagining the sex they had. 

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