By William Shakespeare
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OTHELLO ’Tis well I am found by you. I will but spend a word here in the house And go with you. [Exit] CASSIO Ancient, what makes he56 here? IAGO Faith57, he tonight hath boarded a land caract: If it prove lawful prize, he’s made for ever. CASSIO I do not understand. IAGO He’s married. CASSIO To who? IAGO Marry62, to— [Enter Othello Come, captain, will you go? OTHELLO Have with you63. CASSIO Here comes another troop to seek for you. Enter Brabantio, Rodorigo, with Officers and torches And weapons IAGO It is Brabantio.
There is then an imagined lapse of time to cover the sea voyage. The second act begins with the arrival in Cyprus and proceeds to the evening’s celebration of the evaporation of the Turkish threat, during which Cassio gets disastrously drunk. Othello and Desdemona have their second interrupted night in the marital bedroom. The third and fourth acts, during which Cassio intercedes with Desdemona and Iago persuades Othello of his wife’s infidelity, occupy another day, and then the fifth act brings the catastrophe on the third and last night.
Whither will you that I98 go To answer this your charge? BRABANTIO To prison, till fit time Of law and course of direct session101 Call thee to answer. OTHELLO What if I do obey? How may the duke be therewith satisfied, Whose messengers are here about my side Upon some present106 business of the state To bring me to him? OFFICER ’Tis true, most worthy signior: The duke’s in council and your noble self, I am sure, is sent for. BRABANTIO How? The duke in council? In this time of the night? Bring him away; Mine’s not an idle cause: the duke himself, Or any of my brothers of the state114, Cannot but feel this wrong as ’twere their own: For if such actions may have passage free116, Bond-slaves and pagans shall our statesmen be.