The story of Desdemona from Shakespeare's Othello is re-imagined by Nobel
Prize laureate Toni Morrison, Malian singer and songwriter Rokia Traoré,
and acclaimed stage director Peter Sellars. Morrison's response to 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
Shakespeares doomed heroine, who speaks from the grave about the traumas of
race, class, gender, war 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.

Toni Morrison—Desdemona

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  • 9781849433891