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Desdemona Tells Her Side

Monday, October 31, 2011

Shakespeare’s heroine from the play Othello, Desdemona, is the subject of a new musical work getting its New York debut at the White Light Festival. We’ll learn more about Toni Morrison’s female-centric “Desdemona” with director Peter Sellars – plus, Malian singer-songwriter Rokia Traoré and actress Tina Benko will perform live in our studio.

Guests:

Tina Benko, Peter Sellars and Rokia Traoré

Comments [1]

Betty Anne from SoHo

So interesting you are having this conversation the same day as you have Morrison/Sellars Desdemona which is a derivative of Shakespeare's Othello which in turn is based on an Italian story: Un Capitano Moro.

Oct. 31 2011 02:12 PM

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