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Othello's Pronouns and Double Time
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 20.0586  Monday, 30 November 2009

From:       John W Kennedy <
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Date:       Thursday, 19 Nov 2009 18:21:40 -0500
Subject: 20.0575 Othello's Pronouns and Double Time
Comment:    Re: SHK 20.0575 Othello's Pronouns and Double Time

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 >IAG: Did Michael Cassio when *he* wooed my Lady, know of your love?

...

 >IAG: I did not think he had been acquainted with her.


Self-evident absurdity.


 >Iago suspected Othello slept with his wife and said:
 >[1623 Folio] I hate the Moor,
 >And it is thought abroad, that 'twixt my sheets
 >*She ha's* done my Office.
 >
 >This can be translated as: I hate the feeling of being abandoned,
 >and my wild thought tells me that my wife has done my work in
 >bed with Othello. (I should be the one in bed with him, not my
 >wife.)  Iago never said he hated Othello but only hated the Moor,
 >a wild open land.


Please tell me this is a joke.

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