Desdemona

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 20TH JULY 2012

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, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y 8DS
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Desdemona As part of the World Shakespeare Festival, Nobel-prize-winning novelist Toni Morrison, director Peter Sellars and singer/songwriter Rokia Traor are collaborating to bring Desdemona to the stage.The intimate performance offers an alternative and deeper view into the character from Shakespeare's Othello. With close reading of Shakespeare, Morrison's imagination began to roam and she initiated the idea of inventing the stories that Desdemona may have heard to inspire her yearning for a wider world. Sellars evolved this concept with the idea of using Desdemona's maid, Barbary, asthe character these stories came from. As a result this play presents an insightful conversation between the Venetian beauty and her African nurse from beyond the grave.

About Barbican Hall

Described by the Queen as "one of the wonders of the modern world", the Barbican Centre offers an imposing collection of the finest in British arts. Open 363 days a year, it has the most diverse programme of any London venue. The giant and acoustically superb Barbican Hall, in conjunction with the attractive local church of St Luke's, is the home of the London Symphony Orchestra. More about Barbican Hall

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Desdemona Vienna Festival Production of Desdemona

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Citadines London Barbican Apart-Hotel
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel from 80 32% off
7-21 Goswell Road, EC1M | 4 minutes from Desdemona
Just North of the city, these well-appointed family apartments offer an idyllic little spot for parents with children. At the weekend, the city is a wonderfully ... More
Malmaison London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel from 50 28% off
18-21 Charterhouse Square, EC1M | 5 minutes from Desdemona
Malmaison London has been stunningly converted into the finest boutique hotel in London. Right on the edge of trendy Clerkenwell and within the sound of bow ... More
Apex London Wall Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel from 73 27% off
7-9 Copthall Avenue, EC2R | 7 minutes from Desdemona
In the heart of the financial district and close to the Bank of England, the newly opened Apex London Wall Hotel, is within walking distance of ... More
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The Alchemist
London > Events > Theatre Dates: Friday 30th September 2016 at 7.15pm & Saturday 1st October 2016 at 1.30pm
Desdemona, Silk Street, EC2Y | Same location as Desdemona
Polly Findlay directs Ben Jonson's Renaissance comedy of human folly set in London during an outbreak of the plague. Hywel Morgan plays gentleman Lovewit, who flees ...More
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Doctor Faustus
London > Events > Theatre Dates: Saturday 1st October 2016 - 7.15pm
Desdemona, Silk Street, EC2Y | Same location as Desdemona
Christopher Marlowe's dark and subversive tale of one man's foolhardy pact with The Devil, directed by Maria Aberg. Sandy Grierson and Oliver Ryan alternate the roles ...More
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Parisa
London > Events > Concerts Dates: Saturday 1st October 2016 - 7.30pm
Desdemona, Silk Street, EC2Y | Same location as Desdemona
The singer from Iran performs the poems of Rumi. Meshk Ensemble supports....More
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Barbican Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Desdemona
The Barbican Centre's two theatre spaces - the Barbican Theatre and The Pit - offer everything from gritty reality to far-flung fantasy, from dance to ... More
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Barbican Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Desdemona
Described by the Queen as 'one of the wonders of the modern world' , the Barbican Centre has also been voted 'London's ugliest building'. Ugly or ... More
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Barbican The Pit
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Desdemona
In the two theatre spaces - the Barbican Theatre and the Pit - you can enjoy everything from gritty reality to far-flung fantasy, from dance ... More
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Barbican - Curve Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Ground Level, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Desdemona
Part of the Barbican Centre for arts and conferences the Curve Gallery, situated on the ground floor, has changing exhibitions of photography, art and design. ... More
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Barbican Art Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Silk Street, City, London EC2 | Same location as Desdemona
The Barbican is renowned as one of London's top venues for theatre, art and dance. At the Barbican Art Gallery on level 3 you get ... More
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Barbican Conservatory
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Gallery Floor (Level 3), Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Desdemona
Home to over 2,000 species of tropical plants and trees, the Barbican's Conservatory is a hidden tropical oasis in the heart of the city. So it ... More
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Zwemmer Bookshop
London > Shopping > Books
The Barbican Centre, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Desdemona
Specialises in books on art ... More
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Barbican Chimes Music Shop
London > Shopping > Music Shops
Cromwell Tower, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 1 minute from Desdemona
Tucked away near the Barbican multi-arts centre and the world-renowned Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Chimes Music is in illustrious company. Since opening in 1983 ... More
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Flittner
London > Shopping > Hair and Grooming
86 Moorgate, City, London EC2M | 6 minutes from Desdemona
An old-fashioned barber’s patronised by city gentlemen and established in 1904. As well as a shampoo and cut you can also have the traditional hot towel ... More
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Searcy's Bar and Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
The Barbican Centre, Level 2, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Desdemona
Modern European cuisine. Booking advised. Dress smart casual. ... More
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Bonfire
London > Restaurants >
1st floor Barbican Centre, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Desdemona
Only quality ingredients are used at Bonfire, the burger bar on the first floor of the brilliant multi-purpose Barbican Centre arts hub. Burgers at Bonfire - ... More
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Osteria
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | Same location as Desdemona
In the centre of Osteria , the Italian restaurant on the second floor of the Barbican Centre, is ... More
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Guildhall School Of Music And Drama
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 1 minute from Desdemona
Careers and Student advice ... More
Museum of London Access & Learning
London > Education > Evening Classes
London Wall, City, London EC2Y | 3 minutes from Desdemona
Courses in history, archaeology and creative writing... More
University of Law
London > Education > Law
2 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 4 minutes from Desdemona
The University of Law is a national institution with branches all over the UK. Along with BPP and City, the University of Law is widely recognised ... More
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Bodymotion Chiropractic and Sports Injuries Clinic
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Wood Street, Barbican, City, London EC2Y | 2 minutes from Desdemona
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Barbican Acupuncture
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
1 Wallside, City, London EC2Y | 2 minutes from Desdemona
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Postman's Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
King Edward Street, City, London EC4M | 5 minutes from Desdemona
Bounded in by surrounding office buildings, Postman's Park's appeal lies in what it symbolises as much as how it looks. Located just north of St Paul's ... More
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The Old Red Cow
London > Nightlife > Pubs
71 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 5 minutes from Desdemona
One of the oldest pubs in Smithfield, The Old Red Cow has stood on this spot on Long Lane since the year dot. Steeped in history, ... More
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Fox & Anchor
London > Nightlife > Pubs
115 Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 6 minutes from Desdemona
This renovated traditional pub in the heart of Clerkenwell has been serving the traders of nearby Smithfields Market for years. Under the Malmaison umbrella - the ... More
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The Hat & Feathers
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
2 Clerkenwell Road, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 7 minutes from Desdemona
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El Vino
London > Nightlife > Bars
3 Bastion Highwalk, 125 London Wall, City, London EC2Y | 3 minutes from Desdemona
Wine Bar ... More
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Cocktail Trading Company Smithfield
London > Nightlife > Bars
50-52 Long Acre Lane, EC1A | 5 minutes from Desdemona
Following the huge success of the Cocktail Trading Company in Oxford Circus, launched in January 2015, the award winning team ... More
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Artillery Arms
London > Nightlife > Bars
102 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 6 minutes from Desdemona
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Barbican Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Desdemona
The Barbican Centre is the jewel in London's artistic crown, with its theatres, concert halls, art galleries and cinema providing a year-round programme of ... More
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The Brewery
London > Business > Venue Hire
Chiswell Street, City, London EC1Y | 2 minutes from Desdemona
While the City of London is not short of modern, flexible event-spaces, not many can claim to be located in a Grade II listed building, or ... More
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Brewers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
Aldermanbury Square, Moorgate, City, London EC2V | 4 minutes from Desdemona
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