Othello; Act V, Scene II; Desdemona in bed asleep.<ref name=NYPL>{{cite web | url=https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f41a-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99 | title= (still image) Shakspeare [Shakespeare]; ''Othello''; Act V, Scene II; Desdemona in bed asleep., (1803) |author=Digital Collections, The New York Public Library |accessdate=December 1, 2018 |publisher=The New York Public Library, Astor, Lennox, and Tilden Foundation}}</ref> ''Othello'' (''The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice'') is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1603. It is based on the story ''Un Capitano Moro'' ("A Moorish Captain") by Cinthio (a disciple of Boccaccio's), first published in 1565. The story revolves around its two central characters: Othello, a Moorish general in the Venetian army, and his treacherous ensign, Iago. Given its varied and enduring themes of racism, love, jealousy, betrayal, revenge, and repentance, ''Othello'' is still often performed in professional and community theatre alike, and has been the source for numerous operatic, film, and literary adaptations. Provided by Wikipedia