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Othello: Act 5, Scene 1

Othello
Act 5, Scene 1

Scene 1

Cyprus. A street.

  1. Enter Iago and Roderigo.

Iago

2 - 6
  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

7
  1. Be near at hand, I may miscarry in’t.

Iago

8
  1. Here, at thy hand; be bold, and take thy stand.
  1. Retires.

Roderigo

10 - 12
  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

13 - 24
  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

26
  1. I know his gait, ’tis he.—Villain, thou diest!
  1. Makes a pass at Cassio.

Cassio

28 - 30
  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

32
  1.                             O, I am slain.
  1. Iago from behind wounds Cassio in the leg, and exit.

Cassio

34
  1. I am maim’d forever. Help ho! Murder, murder!
  1. Falls.
  1. Enter Othello.

Othello

37
  1. The voice of Cassio! Iago keeps his word.

Roderigo

38
  1. O, villain that I am!

Othello

39
  1.                       It is even so.

Cassio

40
  1. O, help ho! Light! A surgeon!

Othello

41 - 46
  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

49
  1. What ho! No watch? No passage? Murder, murder!

Gratiano

50
  1. ’Tis some mischance, the voice is very direful.

Cassio

51
  1. O, help!

Lodovico

52
  1. Hark!

Roderigo

53
  1. O wretched villin!

Lodovico

54 - 56
  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

57
  1. Nobody come? Then shall I bleed to death.
  1. Enter Iago with a light.

Lodovico

59
  1. Hark!

Gratiano

60
  1. Here’s one comes in his shirt, with light and weapons.

Iago

61
  1. Who’s there? Whose noise is this that cries on murder?

Lodovico

62
  1. We do not know.

Iago

63
  1.                 Did not you hear a cry?

Cassio

64
  1. Here, here! For heaven sake help me!

Iago

65
  1.                                      What’s the matter?

Gratiano

66
  1. This is Othello’s ancient, as I take it.

Lodovico

67
  1. The same indeed, a very valiant fellow.

Iago

68
  1. What are you here that cry so grievously?

Cassio

69 - 70
  1. Iago? O, I am spoil’d, undone by villains!
  2. Give me some help.

Iago

71
  1. O me, lieutenant! What villains have done this?

Cassio

72 - 73
  1. I think that one of them is hereabout,
  2. And cannot make away.

Iago

74 - 77
  1.                       O treacherous villains!
  2. To Lodovico and Gratiano.
  3. What are you there?
  4. Come in, and give some help.

Roderigo

78
  1. O, help me there!

Cassio

79
  1. That’s one of them.

Iago

80
  1.                     O murd’rous slave! O villain!
  1. Stabs Roderigo.

Roderigo

82
  1. O damn’d Iago! O inhuman dog!

Iago

83 - 85
  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

86
  1. As you shall prove us, praise us.

Iago

87
  1. Signior Lodovico?

Lodovico

88
  1. He, sir.

Iago

89
  1. I cry you mercy. Here’s Cassio hurt by villains.

Gratiano

90
  1. Cassio?

Iago

91
  1. How is’t, brother?

Cassio

92
  1. My leg is cut in two.

Iago

93 - 94
  1.                       Marry, heaven forbid!
  2. Light, gentlemen! I’ll bind it with my shirt.
  1. Enter Bianca.

Bianca

96
  1. What is the matter ho? Who is’t that cried?

Iago

97
  1. Who is’t that cried?

Bianca

98 - 99
  1. O my dear Cassio, my sweet Cassio!
  2. O Cassio, Cassio, Cassio!

Iago

100 - 101
  1. O notable strumpet! Cassio, may you suspect
  2. Who they should be that have thus mangled you?

Cassio

102
  1. No.

Gratiano

103
  1. I am sorry to find you thus; I have been to seek you.

Iago

104 - 105
  1. Lend me a garter. So.—O for a chair
  2. To bear him easily hence!

Bianca

106
  1. Alas, he faints! O Cassio, Cassio, Cassio!

Iago

107 - 112
  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

113
  1. What, of Venice?

Iago

114
  1. Even he, sir; did you know him?

Gratiano

115
  1.                                 Know him? Ay.

Iago

116 - 118
  1. Signior Gratiano? I cry your gentle pardon;
  2. These bloody accidents must excuse my manners
  3. That so neglected you.

Gratiano

119
  1.                        I am glad to see you.

Iago

120
  1. How do you, Cassio? O, a chair, a chair!

Gratiano

121
  1. Roderigo!

Iago

122 - 130
  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

131
  1. None in the world; nor do I know the man.

Iago

132 - 140
  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

142
  1. Alas, what is the matter? What is the matter, husband?

Iago

143 - 145
  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

146
  1. Alas, good gentleman! Alas, good Cassio!

Iago

147 - 150
  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

151
  1. He supp’d at my house, but I therefore shake not.

Iago

152
  1. O, did he so? I charge you go with me.

Emilia

153
  1. O fie upon thee, strumpet!

Bianca

154 - 155
  1. I am no strumpet, but of life as honest
  2. As you that thus abuse me.

Emilia

156
  1.                            As I? Fough, fie upon thee!

Iago

157 - 164
  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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