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Othello

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Introductory plot game
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Iago's persuasive capabilities in Act 1 Scene 3
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Genre, age, race and gender
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Different types of love in 'Othello'
Explore different types of love in Othello with a matching task.  … read more
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Iago's manipulation of Roderigo - Act 2 Scene 1
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Freeze frame 'Othello' moments
Students use prompt cards to create a freeze-frame of some  … read more
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Prompts for women's virtue essay: Act 4 Scene 2
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Significance of the handkerchief
Activities to help students explore the significance of the  … read more
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Attitudes towards Othello and Desdemona’s marriage at the start of the play
Activities focused on Act 1 Scene 1 when Roderigo and Iago wake  … read more
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Key terminology for analysing 'Othello'
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Exam style question on Desdemona and female passivity
Extract based exam question focused on Act 5 Scene 2 and designed  … read more
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Exam style question on idealisation and misogyny
Exam style question on the theme of gender, asking students to  … read more
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20 silent discussion statements
20 statements of opinion from leading critics, which can be used  … read more
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Quotation revision
PowerPoint revision quiz for students to recall key scenes and  … read more
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The women speak - Act 4 Scene 3
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Iago's treatment of Emilia - exam style question
An AQA exam style question focused on Iago's treatment of Emilia  … read more
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Courtroom case at the end of Act 1
Group work courtroom tasks. Students prepare to put Othello on  … read more
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Close analysis of an extract: Act 5 Scene 2
Close analysis note table and extract exam practice for Act 5  … read more
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Key themes
A revision resource focusing on key themes. Students answer questions  … read more
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Introductory activities: Act 1 Scene 1
A selection of pre-reading tasks focusing on the introduction  … read more
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Analysing Iago's speech - Act 1 Scene 1
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Practice exam questions
Perfect for revising 'Othello' for Paper 1 of AQA Specification  … read more
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AQA Love through the ages practice paper
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Fun ways to memorise Shakespearean quotations
Lots of ideas for students to use when revising for any Shakespeare  … read more
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Act 1 Scene 2 questions
A number of detailed questions for students to answer or discuss  … read more
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Practice exam question - aspects of love
An exam style question for students taking AQA AS English Literature  … read more
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AQA A level practice exam question
An AQA A-level exam style question with an extract from 'Othello'.  … read more
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Understanding Act 3
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Act 1 questions
Comprehension and analytical questions on Act 1 of Shakespeare's  … read more
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Act 5 questions
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Close analysis of a key quotation
Students explore the connotations and context of 'Even now, now,  … read more
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'The drinking scene'
Students explore the dramatic impact of this part of Act 2 Scene  … read more
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Quotation quest
Students complete a number of key quotes and explore the aspects  … read more
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Aspects of love in Act One
A number of key quotations for students to identify and explore  … read more
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Workpack
A detailed pack taking students through the play, with practice  … read more
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Analysing Iago's soliloquy - Act 1 Scene 3
Students explore this soliloquy with guided prompts.  … read more
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Women in Venetian society
A number of key quotes from the play for students to analyse,  … read more
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Reading the play: Act 3 Scene 3
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Andrew Moore's study guide to Othello
A comprehensive guide to the play. Orignally published on w  … read more
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Weighing up the themes
Find the balance in the play with this useful resource exploring  … read more
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Othello and others
A set of question cards to develop understanding of each of the  … read more
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'Motiveless malignity'?
Explore Iago's soliloquy from Act 1 Scene 3. Then answer questions  … read more
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Group revision activities on 'Othello'
Group revision activities (written with ELLA2: AQA A English  … read more
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A real bunch of characters
A family tree charting relationships between the characters and  … read more
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An old black ram
Activities which stimulate thoughts about how both contemporary  … read more
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Revision take six
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Matching activity for Act 1
A cut and sort activity in which students match up the quotation  … read more
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Contrary views - starter activity
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The characters of Othello, Iago and Desdemona
A table helping students to explore the characters of Othello,  … read more
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Questions on Act 4 Scenes 2 & 3
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Othello quotations - Act 1 Scene 3
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Othello quotations- Act 1 Scene 3
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Jealousy in Othello - planning
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Othello's character
A summary worksheet to provide understanding of Othello's behaviour  … read more
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Rank the main characters' attributes
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Critical readings of Othello
Comments by critics about Othello, as a resource for group discussion  … read more
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Critical readings of Iago
Comments made by critics about the character of Iago, for group  … read more
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The issue of race
A research speaking and listening task: Has race only become  … read more
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Sequence the events of Act 3
Paste events from Act 3 onto a timeline. Includes teacher's  … read more
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Essay questions
A list of seven general questions.  … read more
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Act 2 Scene 2 and 3
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Men and women in Othello
Critical interpretations of femininity and masculinity in Othello.  … read more
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Revision sheet, essay titles and investigative questions
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Literary contexts
Comprehensive literary, contextual and critical crib sheet.  … read more
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Judging Othello
Rank Othello's actions, from most to least awful. A cut-and-paste  … read more
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Comparing Iago's and Othello's language
Differences at-a-glance. Handy.  … read more
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Imagery in Othello - a grid to complete
Fill in examples and comments about themed imagery.  … read more
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Sequence the plot - teacher copy
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Sequence the plot
The plot in 20 actions - put them in the correct order.  … read more
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