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

Othello and Iago

‘From every point of view, the Othello–Iago relationship is the most vital one in the play. Its progress determines the fate of all the major characters. Iago’s attitude to his side of this relationship is expressed in the opening scene. He intends to use Othello for his own purposes: “I follow him to serve my turn upon him” (Act 1, Scene 1, line 42)…’