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Author: William Shakespeare
Editor: Jessica Slights
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Othello (Modern)


2.2
Enter Othello's Herald with a proclamation.
Herald [Reading]
It is Othello's pleasure, our noble and valiant general, that upon certain tidings now arrived 1100importing the mere perdition of the Turkish fleet, every man put himself into triumph: some to dance, some to make bonfires, each man to what sport and revels his addition leads him. For besides these beneficial news, it is the celebration of his nuptial.
So 1105much was his pleasure should be proclaimed. All offices are open and there is full liberty of feasting from this present hour of five till the bell have tolled eleven. Heaven bless the isle of Cyprus and our noble general Othello.
Exit [Herald].