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

Tragic irony

‘Irony is a strong feature in Othello. It takes two main forms:

• Irony of situation: involves taking a course of action that leads to an unexpected outcome.

• Verbal irony: involves a contradiction between what is being said, implied or suggested, and what is actually the case...’