William Shakespeare's Othello


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With annotations, analysis and commentary by Patrick Murray
Podcasts read by actors Simon Coury and Niamh Daly

Storm and sea

‘In Act 2, Scene 1 the Venetian ships and their Turkish enemies are at the mercy of a violent storm at sea. The storm has a practical function: it disposes of the Turkish menace, and thus of the political theme, and leaves Shakespeare free to concentrate on the domestic tragedy. However, the main significance of the storm is symbolic…’