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Desdemona, A Play About a Handkerchief

Synopsis
Video recording of Paula Vogel’s play, a feminist reading of Shakespeare’s Othello and Wolfgang Bauer’s Shakespeare the Sadist which suggests Iago was right about Desdemona all along. The play imagines what the women of Othello are doing when they are not on stage. Vogel reverses the roles making Emilia religious and chaste and Desdemona a nymphomaniac who sleeps with every man except Cassio and spends time moonlighting at Bianca’s brothel.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
28 May 1999

Credits

Director
Jennifer Ambrosini
Writer
Paula Vogel
Production Design
Jennifer Stewart
Costume
Jennifer Deal
Cast
Kathleen Coons 
Michelle Shupe 
Toni Rae Brotons 

Additional Details

Theatre
DC Arts Centre
Theatre company
Theatre Conspiracy, The
Production type
Stage Recordings
Plays
Othello
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Archive

Name

Washington Area Performing Arts Video Archive (WAPAVA)

Email
leahkim@umd.edu
Web
http://www.wapava.org External site opens in new window
Phone
(301) 405 9117
Address
James J. Taylor Collection
Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library
University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland 20742-1630

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