ACT II – Scene.ii
A proclamation is made that Othello has ordered a night of
celebration to commemorate the destruction of the Turkish fleet and to honor his marriage to Desdemona. The feasts will start at 5.00 and finish at 11.00 p.m.
Othello’s first act as Governor is to order a night of
celebrations and merry-making. The Cypriot people have been freed from the impending invasion by the Turks.
However, Iago will seize the opportunity to further his evil intent against
Cassio with the assistance of Roderigo and whilst everyone becomes embroiled in celebrating, Iago will make his move.
There will be general euphoria in the seaport, but this will be a
prelude to the tragedy that will unfold.