I kissed thee ere i killed thee. No way but this, killing myself, to die upon a kiss. Othello, a soldier in the service of the Venetian Republic, is tricked by his villainous ensign, Iago, into believing that his beloved wife Desdemona is an adulteress. In a fit of emotional imbalance, Othello murders her in the most ungracious manner. What happens when he comes to know that she is innocent? One of the four great Shakespearean tragedies, Othello represents the dark side of man. This tangible drama of intense emotion has been a source of various literary and non-literary adaptations and continues to be performed in theatres.