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"Ms. Morrison crafts muscular sentences that accumulate a poetic force."--"The New York Times"

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 them speak and sing in the fullness of their hearts.

"Desdemon"a is an extraordinary narrative of words, music and song about Shakespeare's 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 twenty-first century.

Toni Morrison was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1993. She is the author of many novels, including "The Bluest Eye," "Beloved" (made into a major film), "Paradise" and, most recently, "Home." She has also received the National Book Critics Circle Award and a Pulitzer Prize for her fiction. In addition to "Desdemona" her theatrical work includes writing the text for "Margaret Garner" (music composed by Richard Danielpour), and "Dreaming Emmett" an unpublished play directed by Gilbert Moses and performed at the Marketplace Capitol Repertory Theater of Albany. Morrison has written lyrics for Ka

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Author : Toni Morrison
Publisher : Oberon Books Ltd
Data Published : 20 July 2012
ISBN : 1849433895
EAN : 9781849433891
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 96 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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