In Toni Morrison's retelling of the story of Desdemona from Shakespeare's Othello, the women inside Shakespeare's play find their voices: Othello's mother and Desdemona's mother meet, and hidden histories are shared and begin to flow.
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. Rokia Traore is an award-winning Malian singer, songwriter and guitarist. Her first albums, Mouneissa, Wanita, and Bowmboi are now classics. Her latest album, Tchamantche, took the French Victoires de la musique award for the best World Music album of the year 2009.
This is a remarkable, challenging and bravely original work * The
Superbly poetic - There are tremendous passages of writing, of music and some sterling performances - thought-provoking, with many magical moments * The Arts Desk *
A rare and delicate show that shines a new light on Shakespeare's tragedy * La Croix *