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Let’s Play: Othello A3S4 The lost handkerchief

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Let’s play part of  A3S4 of Othello where Othello asks Desdemona for the handkerchief he has given her. In the previous scene, Iago has made Othello suspicious about Desdemona’s behaviour with Cassio. He has also said that he saw Cassio with the handkerchief that Othello had given Desdemona.  In this scene, Othello checks whether Desdemona has that handkerchief.

The scene requires three players. To begin with, Desdemona and Emelia wonder where Desdemona has lost her handkerchief. Othello then enters, and questions Desdemona about the same handkerchief.

All three scripts above are in Highlight Text format.  When everyone has selected their role, they should scroll down in the script to the point where the Clown exits. Play the scene from Desdemona’s line: ‘Where should I lose the Handkerchief, Emilia?’ until Othello’s last line: ‘Away’ and then he exits.


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