No Fear Act 5 Scene 2
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OTHELLO

Yes, ’tis Emilia.—(to EMILIA) By and by.—She’s dead.—
'Tis like she comes to speak of Cassio’s death,
105The noise was high. Ha! No more moving?
Still as the grave. Shall she come in? Were ’t good?
I think she stirs again—No. What’s best to do?
If she come in, she’ll sure speak to my wife—
My wife! my wife! what wife? I have no wife.
110Oh, insupportable! Oh, heavy hour!
Methinks it should be now a huge eclipse
Of sun and moon, and that th' affrighted globe
Should yawn at alteration.

OTHELLO

Yes, it’s Emilia.(to EMILIA)—Just a minute!—She’s dead now.—Emilia’s probably come to tell me that Cassio’s been killed. The fight outside was loud. So! You’re not moving anymore? No, you’re as still as a grave. Should I let her in? Is that a good idea? I think she’s moving again—No. What should I do? If she comes in, she’ll try to speak to my wife. My wife, my wife! What wife? I don’t have a wife. Oh, this is unbearable! Oh, the horror! There should be a huge eclipse of the sun and the moon, now that Desdemona’s no longer on this earth.

EMILIA

(within)
    I do beseech you
115That I may speak with you, O good my lord!

EMILIA

(offstage) Please, my lord. I need to speak with you. Oh, my good lord!

OTHELLO

I had forgot thee—Oh, come in, Emilia.
Soft, by and by. Let me the curtains draw.
Where art thou?

OTHELLO

I’d forgotten about you—Emilia, wait a moment, let me draw the curtains. (closes the bed curtains) Where are you? (unlocks the door)
Unlocks the door. Enter EMILIA
EMILIA enters.
  What’s the matter with thee now?
What’s the matter with you now?

EMILIA

O my good lord, yonder’s foul murders done!

EMILIA

Oh, my lord, terrible murders have been committed over there!

OTHELLO

120What, now?

OTHELLO

What? Just now?

EMILIA

But now, my lord.

EMILIA

Yes, just now, my lord.

OTHELLO

It is the very error of the moon,
She comes more nearer earth than she was wont
And makes men mad.

OTHELLO

It’s because of the full moon. It comes too close to the earth and drives men crazy.

EMILIA

125Cassio, my lord, hath killed a young Venetian
Called Roderigo.

EMILIA

Cassio’s killed a young Venetian named Roderigo.