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Desdemona

Author: Toni Morrison; Rokia Traoré
Publisher: London : Oberon Books, 2012.
Series: Oberon modern plays.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The story of Desdemona from William Shakespeare's "Othello" is reimagined by Nobel Prize laureate Toni Morrison, Malian singer and songwriter Rokia Traore, and acclaimed stage director Peter Sellars. Morrison's response to Sellars' 2009 production of "Othello" is an intimate dialogue of words and music between Desdemona and her African nurse Barbary. Morrison gives voice and depth to the female characters, letting  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Toni Morrison; Rokia Traoré
ISBN: 9781849433891 1849433895
OCLC Number: 808600872
Description: 64 pages ; 22 cm.
Series Title: Oberon modern plays.
Responsibility: Toni Morrison ; lyrics by Rokia Traoré ; with a foreword by Peter Sellars.
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Toni Morrison's retelling of the story of Desdemona from Shakespeare's Othello: a safe space in which the dead can finally speak those things that could not be spoken when they were alive. The women  Read more...

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