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 differently? 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 know? 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 SEARCH THE TEXT FOR WORDS AND IMAGES Soul Heaven, Hell, Damn(ed), Devil Faith, Honest Moor Love, Hate Heart Directions: 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.