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Will in the World dAilure of this play for me We have Desdemona wanting that worldliness but she s still soependent on men to gain that independence Emilia s June Fourth Elegies devotion to her husband heavily contrasts with her hatred of him that it only seeks to promote that women are nothing if not for their husbandsI get that it was trying to explore female sexuality and I liked that Bianca showed pride in her job because it paid her bills even as people like Emilia berated her but she traveled the world through sex they spilled their seed into her isn t the most empowering idea to me Ion t mind the crudeness but I also on t understand why sex for Desdemona had crudeness but I also on t understand why sex for Desdemona had have this grand meaning attached to it The loyalty to Desdemona makes no sense either especially since Emilia made it clear she DESPISED Iago only to reveal later that she took the handkerchief cause her husband wanted to have fun In the original Othello it made sense for her to take it and lie about it while still unwavering in her loyalty to Desdemona Here it makes Emilia s characterization shaky at best I get that women are allowed to be free while having The Confabulist dreams of marriage as was Bianca s case but the way the play undermines that idea alsooesn t sit well with me Bianca Der Illusionist didn t exist beyond either Desdemona s or Emilia s opinions of her Desdemona loves her because she s this woman who gets to have all the sex and no marriage Emilia hates her for the same thing And then when Bianca admits she wants to marry Cassio Desdemona isisappointed and Emilia feels justified Instead of exploring how female friendship could have helped all these women and altered the course of the play instead see a competition between them as class and Enticing (PI Men to the Rescue divide them and theyie before anything good happens to them I wanted this play to be something else and it s my fault for expecting so much of it I would give this 45 stars if half stars were allowed As a feminist Spring Comes to Sanctuary (Welcome to Sanctuary, driven adaptation of Othello this is a really good play Vogel points to the kinds of female sociality that is generally suppressed in Shakespeare s work admittedly partly because Shakespeare had to have boys perform women s parts However Io have one critiue and one uestion about the playFirst I Ask the Past don t understand why Vogel uses stage Irish and stage cockneyialects for Emilia and Bianca respectively Emilia is supposed to be Venetian and Bianca a Cypriot So why have their accents been shifted to British class markers Also Vogel is an American so her choice to use British stereotypes is efinitely a specific choiceMy critiue of the play is that by turning Desdemona to use British stereotypes is efinitely a specific choiceMy critiue of the play is that by turning Desdemona a woman having sex with everyone in sight Othello s suspicions are ironically confirmed in this play not specifically that Desdemona is having an affair with Cassio but that she is cheating on him I get Vogel s point about liberating women s sexuality but the problem she Silver Stirrups (Saddle Club, doesn t seem to resolve is that when Desdemona is cheating on Othello his jealousy is justified in a way that it isn t justified in Shakespeare s text. Ow hooker at least one night a week Bianca thinks the worst when she sooniscovers that Desdemona knows intimate Different Class details of the life of her lover Cassio Though Desdemona has never been intimate with Cassio her life is soon inanger when her husband Othello also suspects her of infideli. Sometimes I hate reading plays because I wish I was in the theater
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*space inside the *inside the at Cyprus The women are being abused by their husbands and they try to each get their kicks and just live Desdemona has fun standing in for Bianca at her prostitute job Bianca s out and about with Cassio Emilia s faithful to D but wants to advance herself Several of heir issues come Short Stories by Roald Dahl down to money and economicependence on men And there s several really poignant moments like when Emilia s telling D about how having sex with Iago was just so pleasureless for her and she started to think of the Rosary while he Goldilocks the Three Bears did her And I also loved when they talk about how women s existence goes ignored by men Really taking up the feminist concerns in the play alongsideomestic abuse and violence and the sexual behaviours of menI love to see this performed This play isappointed me rather substantially It seems Vogel wanted to ask the uestion what happens if we focus on Desdemona and trade her personality out with Emilia s As a picture of Socialist Realism domestic abuse the play could have been poignant but unlike the masterpiece that is How I Learned to Drive this play justoesn t measure up to Vogel s usual I Look Up To... Michelle Obama delivery I think the Shakespeare angle was the big misstep Othello who never appears onstage seems unmotivated in his cruelty and those who know the play recognize thisecision as playing into Iago s racialization of him Knowing the original makes that seem rather hollow But the real problem I had with this one is Desdemona who becomes a flat character not that she isn t in Shakespeare but I expected Vogel to texture her much than the final result and her only character trait seems to be cruel There are so many places where this play tries to refer to the original but so few where it lines up in a satisfying or even enlightening way If I weren t asked to compare it to Shakespeare s original constantly I would ve probably liked it The Doctor Extraño delivery method Vogel chose however prevents that and constantly at least three times putting Emilia s lines in Desdemona s mouth really just made this behind the scenes retelling feel like a parallel universe Aecision that that felt unnecessary and issatisfying for my money If Vogel idn t want to parallel Shakespeare I can t understand why she Never Tell did to the minimalegree seen here Funny and evastating this really worked for me A reworking of Othello from the lady point of view it explores female relationships and jealousies through cinematic framing This is part of an effort to make up for my reduced reading time with the same strategy I for my reduced reading time with the same strategy I in college read plays Why id you lie to me Why most of the reviews say this is the feminist version Sexual liberation Where I m so angry It was awful At least in my first reading I Deterring Democracy didn t find anything good in this play Bianca almost killingesdemona for a man Desdemona cheating on Othello because Having slept with Othello's entire encampment Desdemona revels in her bawdy tales of conuest Her foils and rapt listeners are the other integral and re imagined women of this Shakespeare tragedy Emilia Desdemona's servant and the wife of Iago and Bianca now a majestic whore of Cyprus The.