William Shakespeare's Othello


Brought to you by The Educational Company of Ireland
With annotations, analysis and commentary by Patrick Murray
Podcasts read by actors Simon Coury and Niamh Daly

Deceitful appearance

‘The contradiction between appearance and reality is a major theme of the play and is intimately linked to the use of irony. All the characters deceive or confound expectation in one way or another. For example, Emilia, coarse, cynical and materialistic as she appears on the outside, proves to be fundamentally good-natured…’