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

Race, colour and alienation

‘The racial difference between Othello and the other characters assumes a central importance in the plot. The sub-title of the play, The Moor of Venice, suggests both Othello’s alienation from the rest of the characters, and the part played by race and colour in this alienation…’