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THE HISTORY OF THE PLAY

color of Othello and what physical characteristics Shakespeare attributed to a "Moor." Actors who have portrayed the part have also shown much concern over their make-up. There is little to indicate that Shakespeare or his contemporaries would have interpreted the union of Othello and Desdemona as a problem in mixed marriage or would have regarded the racial differences as of vital interest. To the Elizabethans, Othello was an exotic, and such interest as always attaches to exotics attached to him. On the Elizabethan stage, a Russian or a Pole would probably have been an even stranger character than a Moor.
The interest in Moors was persistent because of the stories of the Moors in Spain, and more recently because of the forays of Moorish pirates in the Mediterranean and even as far afield as the English Channel. Moorish soldiers had taken part in the siege of Malta by the Turks in 1565, a struggle which Beaumont and Fletcher dramatized in 1618 in a play called The Knight of Malta. Englishmen had also had their interest aroused in Morocco by the Battle of Alcazar in 1578, in. which Dom Sebastian, the King of Portugal, lost his life, the climax of his ill-fated invasion of Morocco. George Peele wrote a play called The Battle of Alcazar, which was acted about 1589; and a number of other dramatic pieces concerned themselves with Moors or Moorish themes. Shakespeare took Othello's appellation, "the Moor," from the Italian tale that was his source.
To an Elizabethan, a Moor was a swarthy man. Shakespeare and his contemporaries were not anthropologists and they were not concerned with questions of "race." The debate as to whether Shakespeare intended

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