The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0375 Thursday, 24 February 2005
Date: Thursday, 24 Feb 2005 01:05:42 -0500
Subject: Othello's Name
I just had a student ask about the source and etymology of Othello's
name, and I had to admit that I drew a blank. As I recall, Cinthio
doesn't give "the Moor" a name at all (nor does the Iago character have
a name, although I can understand the appeal of Iago as the name for a
"Moor killer"). At any rate, am I missing something obvious?
Thanks in advance for your help,
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