The Roushie actor an theatre practeetioner Constantin Stanislavski as Othello in 1896

Othello (The Tragedy o Othello, the Muir o Venice) is a tragedy bi William Shakespeare, believed tae hae been written in the year 1603, an based on the short story Un Capitano Moro ("A Muirish Captain") bi Cinthio, a disciple o Boccaccio, first published in 1565. This tichtly constructit wirk revolves aroond fower central chairacters: Othello, a Muirish general in the Venetian airmy; his beloved wife, Desdemona; his lyal lieutenant, Cassio; an his trustit but unfaithfu ensign, Iago.