Authors, Poets, and Playwrights
William Shakespeare
The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice

Why did Shakespeare write Othello?

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2017-02-20 00:46:19

Shakespeare wrote plays for a living. It was his job (or at

least one of them). He had to find good stories and make them into

plays which could be performed by the actors in the Lord

Chamberlain's Men or as they were later known, the King's Men. He

must have come across the story of Othello (it is in a book of

Italian stories called Gli Hecatommithi by Cinthio), and have

thought it would make a good play.

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