about 60 points
Characteristics of Shakespeare’s Theater
Essay: about 40 points
Summarize and respond to what you have learned
about the importance of race in to Othello. Address the following questions.
How were Africans perceived in Elizabethan
How does Othello
support and refute Elizabethan stereotypes about Africans? Include support from “The Description of Leo
Africanus” and the vocabulary words we defined in class.
How important is race to the character of
Othello and the play? Could a person of
a different race or gender play the role effectively today?
You may bring a one-page plan or outline to help you
with the essay only. You will not
be able to use these notes on the multiple choice section. You may not bring additional class notes or
handouts. PLAN AHEAD. You will not have time to complete the test
during the class period if you do not come prepared.