The story of Desdemona from Shakespeare's Othello is re-imagined by Nobel Prize laureate Toni Morrison, Malian singer and songwriter Rokia TraorAc, and acclaimed stage director Peter Sellars. Morrison's response to Sellarsa 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 them speak and sing in the fullness of their hearts. Desdemona is an extraordinary narrative of words, music and song about Shakespeareas doomed heroine, who speaks from the grave about the traumas of race, class, gender, war a and the transformative power of love. Toni Morrison transports one of the most iconic, central, and disturbing treatments of race in Western culture into the new realities and potential outcomes facing a rising generation of the 21st century.The story of Desdemona from Shakespearea#39;s Othello is re-imagined by Nobel Prize laureate Toni Morrison, Malian singer and songwriter Rokia TraorAc, and acclaimed stage director Peter Sellars.
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