An extract from Shakespeare's Animated Tales, covering key moments from 'Othello', including the opening scenes between Iago and Brabantio.
Can be used to explore the character of Iago through his language of hatred. Whilst students view the clip they need to jot down as many of the angry and hateful words Iago uses or urges others to use. Students can also trawl sections of the playscript to add to this. What kind of a man is Iago? Is his being passed over for the position of lieutenant enough to warrant his extreme hatred? Or is there more to Iago's feelings than this?