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Let’s Play: Othello murders Desdemona

Let’s play the death of Desdemona, murdered by Othello (start of Act 5 Scene 2). Othello, having been driven mad with jealousy by Iago, has sent Desdemona to bed, and now arrives to murder her. Click on the links below to get the player’s script:

Play the scene until the entry of Emelia. If you need help, check out our Help with “Let’s Play”. When both players have selected their role, let the reading commence.

Now you’ve read this  scene, there’s a number of things you can do:

  • Read them again and again until the speeches sound ‘just right’
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  • Choose another piece for 2 players to read from: Playreadings for 2 players
  • Get 6 – 12 friends around and read one of the Shakespeare plays choosing available on MFFEV5

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