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.
Shakespeare wrote Othello in the year 1604
Authorize means to approve or empower. Shakespeare did not approve or empower a play called Othello. He did, however, write a play called Othello.
William ShakespeareThe play Othello was written by William Shakespeare.
Othello is the black man who was a main character in Shakespeare's play Othello.
As with almost all of Shakespeare's plays, Shakespeare got the story from a story he read somewhere.
The author of Othello is William Shakespeare.
He was a character in a play called Othello by William Shakespeare
Othello is a play by William Shakespeare
Othello is the main character in the play of the same name by William Shakespeare.
A short story by Shakespeare.
Shakespeare was approximately 39 years old.
Othello was written by William Shakespeare. Shakespeare clearly views the events of the play as tragic. He seems to view the marriage between Desdemona and Othello as noble and heroic, for the most part.
Shakespeare chose Venice as Cyprus as settings for Othello, because in this story about racial tension, Othello had to be Moorish and dark-skinned. Those places had strong Moorish influences, and it was plausible for Othello to be stationed there.
At about the peak of his career. Othello is usually thought to have been written in 1604 or so (there is a performance record in 1605) at which time Shakespeare was 40 years old and on top of his game.