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Othello's Name
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0375  Thursday, 24 February 2005

From:           Alberto Cacicedo <
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Date:           Thursday, 24 Feb 2005 01:05:42 -0500
Subject:        Othello's Name

Dear colleagues,

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,
Al Cacicedo

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