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Othello: Act V, Scene 1

Othello
Act V, Scene 1

Scene 1

Cyprus. A street.

  1. Enter Iago and Roderigo.

Iago

1 - 5
  1. Here, stand behind this bulk, straight will he come.
  2. Wear thy good rapier bare, and put it home.
  3. Quick, quick, fear nothing; I’ll be at thy elbow.
  4. It makes us, or it mars us, think on that,
  5. And fix most firm thy resolution.

Roderigo

6
  1. Be near at hand, I may miscarry in’t.

Iago

7
  1. Here, at thy hand; be bold, and take thy stand.
  1. Retires.

Roderigo

8 - 10
  1. I have no great devotion to the deed,
  2. And yet he hath given me satisfying reasons.
  3. ’Tis but a man gone. Forth my sword; he dies.

Iago

11 - 22
  1. I have rubb’d this young quat almost to the sense,
  2. And he grows angry. Now, whether he kill Cassio,
  3. Or Cassio him, or each do kill the other,
  4. Every way makes my gain. Live Roderigo,
  5. He calls me to a restitution large
  6. Of gold and jewels that I bobb’d from him
  7. As gifts to Desdemona;
  8. It must not be. If Cassio do remain,
  9. He hath a daily beauty in his life
  10. That makes me ugly; and besides, the Moor
  11. May unfold me to him; there stand I in much peril.
  12. No, he must die. Be’t so. I hear him coming.
  1. Enter Cassio.

Roderigo

23
  1. I know his gait, ’tis he.—Villain, thou diest!
  1. Makes a pass at Cassio.

Cassio

24 - 26
  1. That thrust had been mine enemy indeed,
  2. But that my coat is better than thou know’st.
  3. I will make proof of thine.
  1. Draws, and wounds Roderigo.

Roderigo

27
  1.                             O, I am slain.
  1. Iago from behind wounds Cassio in the leg, and exit.

Cassio

28
  1. I am maim’d forever. Help ho! Murder, murder!
  1. Falls.
  1. Enter Othello.

Othello

29
  1. The voice of Cassio! Iago keeps his word.

Roderigo

30
  1. O, villain that I am!

Othello

31
  1.                       It is even so.

Cassio

32
  1. O, help ho! Light! A surgeon!

Othello

33 - 38
  1. ’Tis he!—O brave Iago, honest and just,
  2. That hast such noble sense of thy friend’s wrong!
  3. Thou teachest me. Minion, your dear lies dead,
  4. And your unblest fate hies. Strumpet, I come.
  5. Forth of my heart those charms, thine eyes, are blotted;
  6. Thy bed, lust-stain’d, shall with lust’s blood be spotted.
  1. Exit Othello.
  1. Enter Lodovico and Gratiano.

Cassio

39
  1. What ho! No watch? No passage? Murder, murder!

Gratiano

40
  1. ’Tis some mischance, the voice is very direful.

Cassio

41
  1. O, help!

Lodovico

42
  1. Hark!

Roderigo

43
  1. O wretched villin!

Lodovico

44 - 46
  1. Two or three groan. ’Tis heavy night;
  2. These may be counterfeits; let’s think’t unsafe
  3. To come in to the cry without more help.

Roderigo

47
  1. Nobody come? Then shall I bleed to death.
  1. Enter Iago with a light.

Lodovico

48
  1. Hark!

Gratiano

49
  1. Here’s one comes in his shirt, with light and weapons.

Iago

50
  1. Who’s there? Whose noise is this that cries on murder?

Lodovico

51
  1. We do not know.

Iago

52
  1.                 Did not you hear a cry?

Cassio

53
  1. Here, here! For heaven sake help me!

Iago

54
  1.                                      What’s the matter?

Gratiano

55
  1. This is Othello’s ancient, as I take it.

Lodovico

56
  1. The same indeed, a very valiant fellow.

Iago

57
  1. What are you here that cry so grievously?

Cassio

58 - 59
  1. Iago? O, I am spoil’d, undone by villains!
  2. Give me some help.

Iago

60
  1. O me, lieutenant! What villains have done this?

Cassio

61 - 62
  1. I think that one of them is hereabout,
  2. And cannot make away.

Iago

63 - 65
  1.                       O treacherous villains!
  2. To Lodovico and Gratiano.
  3. What are you there?
  4. Come in, and give some help.

Roderigo

66
  1. O, help me there!

Cassio

67
  1. That’s one of them.

Iago

68
  1.                     O murd’rous slave! O villain!
  1. Stabs Roderigo.

Roderigo

69
  1. O damn’d Iago! O inhuman dog!

Iago

70 - 72
  1. Kill men i’ th’ dark?—Where be these bloody thieves?—
  2. How silent is this town!—Ho, murder, murder!—
  3. What may you be? Are you of good or evil?

Lodovico

73
  1. As you shall prove us, praise us.

Iago

74
  1. Signior Lodovico?

Lodovico

75
  1. He, sir.

Iago

76
  1. I cry you mercy. Here’s Cassio hurt by villains.

Gratiano

77
  1. Cassio?

Iago

78
  1. How is’t, brother?

Cassio

79
  1. My leg is cut in two.

Iago

80 - 81
  1.                       Marry, heaven forbid!
  2. Light, gentlemen! I’ll bind it with my shirt.
  1. Enter Bianca.

Bianca

82
  1. What is the matter ho? Who is’t that cried?

Iago

83
  1. Who is’t that cried?

Bianca

84 - 85
  1. O my dear Cassio, my sweet Cassio!
  2. O Cassio, Cassio, Cassio!

Iago

86 - 87
  1. O notable strumpet! Cassio, may you suspect
  2. Who they should be that have thus mangled you?

Cassio

88
  1. No.

Gratiano

89
  1. I am sorry to find you thus; I have been to seek you.

Iago

90 - 91
  1. Lend me a garter. So.—O for a chair
  2. To bear him easily hence!

Bianca

92
  1. Alas, he faints! O Cassio, Cassio, Cassio!

Iago

93 - 98
  1. Gentlemen all, I do suspect this trash
  2. To be a party in this injury.—
  3. Patience awhile, good Cassio.—Come, come;
  4. Lend me a light. Know we this face or no?
  5. Alas, my friend and my dear countryman
  6. Roderigo! Noyes, sureO heaven, Roderigo!

Gratiano

99
  1. What, of Venice?

Iago

100
  1. Even he, sir; did you know him?

Gratiano

101
  1.                                 Know him? Ay.

Iago

102 - 104
  1. Signior Gratiano? I cry your gentle pardon;
  2. These bloody accidents must excuse my manners
  3. That so neglected you.

Gratiano

105
  1.                        I am glad to see you.

Iago

106
  1. How do you, Cassio? O, a chair, a chair!

Gratiano

107
  1. Roderigo!

Iago

108 - 114
  1. He, he,’tis he.
  2. A chair brought in.
  3.                 O, that’s well said: the chair.
  4. Some good man bear him carefully from hence,
  5. I’ll fetch the general’s surgeon.
  6. To Bianca.
  7. For you, mistress,
  8. Save you your labor.—He that lies slain here, Cassio,
  9. Was my dear friend. What malice was between you?

Cassio

115
  1. None in the world; nor do I know the man.

Iago

116 - 122
  1. To Bianca.
  2. What? Look you pale?—O, bear him out o’ th’ air.
  3. Cassio and Roderigo are borne off.
  4. Stay you, good gentlemen.—Look you pale, mistress?—
  5. Do you perceive the gastness of her eye?—
  6. Nay, an’ you stare, we shall hear more anon.—
  7. Behold her well; I pray you look upon her.
  8. Do you see, gentlemen? Nay, guiltiness will speak,
  9. Though tongues were out of use.
  1. Enter Emilia.

Emilia

123
  1. Alas, what is the matter? What is the matter, husband?

Iago

124 - 126
  1. Cassio hath here been set on in the dark
  2. By Roderigo and fellows that are scap’d.
  3. He’s almost slain, and Roderigo quite dead.

Emilia

127
  1. Alas, good gentleman! Alas, good Cassio!

Iago

128 - 130
  1. This is the fruits of whoring. Prithee, Emilia,
  2. Go know of Cassio where he supp’d tonight.
  3. To Bianca.
  4. What, do you shake at that?

Bianca

131
  1. He supp’d at my house, but I therefore shake not.

Iago

132
  1. O, did he so? I charge you go with me.

Emilia

133
  1. O fie upon thee, strumpet!

Bianca

134 - 135
  1. I am no strumpet, but of life as honest
  2. As you that thus abuse me.

Emilia

136
  1.                            As I? Fough, fie upon thee!

Iago

137 - 143
  1. Kind gentlemen, let’s go see poor Cassio dress’d.
  2. Come, mistress, you must tell ’s another tale.
  3. Emilia, run you to the citadel,
  4. And tell my lord and lady what hath happ’d.—
  5. Will you go on afore?
  6. Aside.
  7.                       This is the night
  8. That either makes me, or foredoes me quite.
  1. Exeunt.
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