Investigate

Pick one of these key scenes from Othello to investigate the language.

As you explore you will find text extracts, notes to help with revision and video content.  

Teacher Notes

The following activities will help you explore some of these scenes with students using the RSC’s rehearsal room approaches.

Opening Scene (2015)

The activity exploring Act 1 Scene 1 can be found on page 3 and takes approximately 20 minutes.

Divided loyalties and Trust games (2015)

These activities will help students to think about Act 3 Scene 3 and can be found on pages 8 and 9. Together they take approximately 45 minutes.

Preparing for the End (2015)

The activity looks at what happens just before Act 5 Scene 2 and can be found on page 10. It takes approximately 30 minutes.

You can also watch RSC actors rehearsing and performing key scenes on this page. After completing the above activities you might want to share these videos with students and ask them to think about why the actors have chosen the interpretation they have chosen.