Mine Eyes Do Itch. What Doth That Bode?

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Kelly Reilly as Desdemona and Michelle Fairley as Emilia in Othello by William Shakespeare, directed by Michael Grandage, The Donmar Warehouse Theatre, London, England, April 2007.

DESDEMONA: “I call’d my love false love; but what said he then?  Sing willow, willow, willow: If I court moe women, you’ll couch with moe men.”  So, get thee gone; good night.  Mine eyes do itch; Doth that bode weeping?

EMILIA: ‘Tis neither here nor there.

DESDEMONA: I have heard it said so.  O, these men, these men!  Dost thou in conscience think — tell me, Emilia — That there be women do abuse their husbands in such gross kind?