Othello Reading Logs 3, 4, and 5 Othello Reading Log 3 4 and 5

Othello Reading Log #3
What is happening in your part of 1.2?
Use the reading log guidelines to reflect on this scene.
o If nothing else, use the item for reflecting on the
character you are performing
Write a 1-2 sentence summary of each part of 1.2. Focus on
what happens and what is said.
o 1.2.1-27 (“Though in the trade of war” to “what lights come yond”) Iago, Othello
o 1.2.28-52 (“Those are the raised father” to “To who?”) Iago, Othello, Cassio
o 1.2.53-79 (“Marry, to-“ to “Subdue him at his peril”) Iago, Othello, Cassio, Roderigo
o 1.2.80-98 (“Hold your hands” to “shall our statesmen be”) Othello, Brabantio, Officer
Othello Reading Log #4
After viewing the senate scene from the film, respond to these items:
1. To what extent did the actors look like, or sound like, the
characters you had imagined? Who would you have cast
2. What impressions have you of Desdemona? Why?
3. Judging only from what you saw and heard in this scene, how do
Desdemona and Othello feel about each other? How do you
4. If you were a director, where would you place Iago in the section of
the scene that follows his reentrance with Desdemona? Why?
5. If you were the director, is there anything you would ask the actors
to do differently?
Reading Log #5
Heaven, Hell, Damn(ed), Devil
Faith, Honest
Love, Hate
1. Skim through Act 1
2. Note in your log the line in which the word appears, act.scene.line
number, and who says it
 Notice who uses the word and pay attention to how various characters
use it
 Record anything you notice
3. Write a statement that articulates your conclusion about the cumulative
effect of your word and what theme its repetition develops.