Othello

by: William Shakespeare

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LODOVICO

50We do not know.

LODOVICO

We don’t know.

IAGO

  Do not you hear a cry?

IAGO

Didn’t you hear someone shouting?

CASSIO

Here, here! For heaven’s sake, help me!

CASSIO

I’m here, here! For heaven’s sake, help me!

IAGO

    What’s the matter?

IAGO

What’s the matter?

GRATIANO

(to LODOVICO) This is Othello’s ancient, as I take it.

GRATIANO

(to LODOVICO) That’s Othello’s ensign, I think.

LODOVICO

The same indeed, a very valiant fellow.

LODOVICO

It is. He’s a good man.

IAGO

(to CASSIO) What are you here that cry so grievously?

IAGO

(to CASSIO) Who’s shouting so loudly?

CASSIO

55Iago? Oh, I am spoiled, undone by villains!
Give me some help.

CASSIO

Is that you, Iago? I’m here, I’ve been destroyed by villains! Help me.

IAGO

Oh, me, lieutenant! What villains have done this?

IAGO

Oh, lieutenant! What villains did this to you?

CASSIO

I think that one of them is hereabout,
And cannot make away.

CASSIO

I think one of them is nearby and can’t get away.

IAGO

  Oh, treacherous villains!—
60 (to LODOVICO and GRATIANO)
What are you there? Come in, and give some help.

IAGO

The treacherous criminals!—(to LODOVICO and GRATIANO) Who’s there? Come here and help!

RODERIGO

Oh, help me there!

RODERIGO

Somebody help me over here!

CASSIO

That’s one of them.

CASSIO

That’s one of them.

IAGO

  O murd'rous slave! O villain!

IAGO

(to RODERIGO) Murderer! Villain!
Stabs RODERIGO
IAGO stabs RODERIGO.