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Author Vogel, Paula

Title Desdemona : a play about a handkerchief / by Paula Vogel
Published New York : Dramatists Play Service, ©1994


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 MELB  820.33 A4 V8788  AVAILABLE
Description 51 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Summary "Having slept with Othello's entire encampment, Desdemona revels in her bawdy tales of conquest. Her foils and rapt listeners are the other integral and reimagined women of this Shakespeare tragedy: Emilia, Desdemona's servant and the wife of Iago, and Bianca, now a majestic whore of Cyprus. The reluctantly loyal Emilia pesters Desdemona about a military promotion for her husband. Her motive, however, is that he leave her a wealthy widow, preferably sooner than later. Bianca, now a street-wise yet painfully naive prostitute, visits Desdemona, thinking she is a very good friend and fellow hooker (at least one night a week). Bianca thinks the worst when she discovers that Desdemona knows intimate details of the life of her lover, Cassio. Though Desdemona has never been intimate with Cassio, her life is soon in danger when her husband, Othello, also suspects her of infidelity." -- Publisher's description
Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Adaptations
Desdemona (Fictitious character) -- Drama
Female friendship -- Drama
Man-woman relationships -- Drama
Genre/Form Acting editions.
Scripts (Documents).
Plays (Performed Works).
LC no. 94222128
ISBN 0822213915