THURSDAY: OTHELLO: You probably know the story of OTHELLO, and you know that it's one of Shakespeare's most accomplished and famous tragedies. Wikipedia says that it is "still widely performed," indeed.
We'll talk about the construction of the play a little--we have to, or you're liable to go off on the wrong track--but there are two enormous clues to the structure of the play on this page. You may not have read Dante's Comedy, but you cannot miss the other clue. It's starting you in the face. I mean, right at this instant, you're looking at it.