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The Willow Song (from Othello)

A powerful production of Shakespeare’s dark tragedy, with Ben Kingsley as Othello and David Suchet as Iago. Niamh Cusack played the betrayed Desdemona, who pours out her despair in a song containing some of Shakespeare’s most poignant lyrics.


Description: soprano voice, harp, guitar, strings

Duration (mins): 4

Genre: Orchestral - String Orchestra, Solo Voice - Soprano, Solo Instrumental - Strings - Harp, Solo Instrumental - Guitar/Bass - Guitar

Text: William Shakespeare

Instrumentation: harp - gtr - strings

Languages: English

First Performance: January 1986, Barbican Theatre, London, UK: Royal Shakespeare Company/Dir.Terry Hands

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