Desdemona: A Play About a Handkerchief

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Written by:

Paula Vogel

Directed by:

Julie Costa-Malcolm


Henry Heymann Theatre

Desdemona, Othello's bride, lost a prized handkerchief. Iago got his wife, Emilia, to steal it, and planted it on Cassio to imply Desdemona's infidelity. Then Cassio gave it to his mistress, Bianca. So when Othello asks Desdemona to produce the handkerchief, she can't and, in jealous rage, he kills her.

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