HomeCategory: Drama ForumWrite a Summary of Othello Historical context.
Write a Summary of Othello Historical context. 1Alex Shelley Staff asked 4 months ago
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Write a Summary of Othello Historical context. 2Zeeshan Ali answered 2 months ago

Othello is based in 16th Century Europe when the Christian Venetians were locking horns with Muslims of the Ottoman Empire for the Mediterranean lands of Cyprus etc. The word ‘Moors’ used for Othello was used for Muslims and may suggest he was converted to Christianity and recruited to the Italian army in the crusade against the Turks. The inspiration behind the text was a story Giraldi Cinthio’sfrom Hecatommithi.

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