Othello Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616

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Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Feature films.; Othello (Fictitious character) - Drama.
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The republic of Venice employs Othello, a self-made man and a Moor, to defend its overseas territories against the Turks. But for all his military success, Othello remains an outsider in the city, an object of racism, envy and mistrust. As the Turkish threat gathers and Venetian forces are despatched to Cyprus, Iago, a junior officer secretly enraged by his lack of promotion, exploits Othello's ambiguous position and ingenuous nature, driving him into a passionate and uncontrollable jealousy.
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