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Your teacher will decide what task you must complete for your Othello GCSE coursework. Some tasks are written and some are part of speaking and listening. However, the basic approach to the play, the skills you need and even the basic topics can be very similar.

Preparation

There are two important points to remember:

Your teacher will decide your title. Perhaps you may be able to alter it or even agree a new topic, but the title that is finally chosen is the one you must answer. This is the one you will be marked on, so make sure it is the one you write or talk about.

Secondly, concentrate on what is relevant. You do not have to include lots of background or include details about the life of Shakespeare to write a brilliant essay. All you need to do is focus on the question and include information about the plot, characters, themes, dramatic effects and language. Let's have a look at a few typical Othello questions.

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