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in astronomy, one of the natural satellites, or moons, of UranusUranus
, in astronomy, 7th planet from the sun, at a mean distance of 1.78 billion mi (2.87 billion km), with an orbit lying between those of Saturn and Neptune; its period of revolution is slightly more than 84 years.
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Desdemona

(dez-dĕ-moh -nă) A small satellite of Uranus, discovered in 1986. See Uranus' satellites; Table 2, backmatter.

Desdemona

[‚dez·də′mōn·ə]
(astronomy)
A satellite of Uranus orbiting at a mean distance of 38,935 miles (62,660 kilometers) with a period of 11 hours 24 minutes, and with a diameter of about 36 miles (58 kilometers).

Desdemona

blamelessness martyred through slander. [Br. Lit.: Othello]
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It takes Wesley Charles (who has the good looks, easy smile and the youthful vigour to play Romeo rather than the middle-aged Othello) some time to work his way into Othello's soul, but this poor, bedevilled character comes into his own in the carnage of the bedroom scene, with Genevieve Lowe's Desdemona strangled horribly beneath the shadow of the altar.
Through the haze we are able to distinguish some weird straying from Verdi's intentions: an apparent angel-of-death mime figure pops up every now and then, at one point standing in for Cassio; the children intended to surround Desdemona in the garden in Act II enter the castle through the doorway, dressed as choirboys, and sing to her although she only arrives on stage as they are finishing their song; and Desdemona dies not in her bed but standing up (while Otello intones "You are guilty on your deathbed").
Othello is renowned for its plotting by Iago and the violence of the false betrayal which sees the formerly besotted titular character murder his beloved Desdemona.
Joanna Vanderham makes her RSC debut as a young, confident Desdemona but it is Ayesha Dharker as Iago's wife Emilia who really shines among the women as Desdemona's companion.
English and literature scholars from the US and UK examine the boundary between the real and the fictional, especially with Desdemona; comparison to A Yorkshire Tragedy and Cinthio Giraldi's Hecatommithi; the use of black speech; the role of the handkerchief in constructing an idea of blackness and race; Othello's subjectivity in the context of the Ottoman Empire; the power of speech in the play to create racial and gendered identities; war and martial aspects; consummation and Othello and Desdemona's marriage; Othello's language; and the scene between Emilia and Desdemona in Act 4.
Shakespeare's 17th-century play centers on Othello, the "Negro" general of the Venitian army, his wife Desdemona, his lieutenant Cassio and his jealous adjunct Iago.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the 49-year-old actor will play the Moor of Venice at the Old Globe in San Diego alongside Richard Thomas and Kristen Connolly, who will star as Iago and Desdemona respectively.
Translated into Turkish by Balam Kenter and directed by Kadriye Kenter, the play offers a joyful and rare insight into the personalities of Desdemona and Juliet along with some other major characters in the two plays just through a minor change in the plots.
There's something of the slacker about Othello (Matthew Wade) in the early scenes, and the chemistry between him and Nicole Cooper's Desdemona is palpable.
What makes the Stageloft rendition so much fun to watch is how engagingly Gardell the actor plays Iago the actor, a manipulative genius who takes great pleasure in turning Othello against his beloved Desdemona (Briana Gardell).
We are plunged into the action immediately as Iago reveals his plans to convince Othello that his beautiful young wife Desdemona has been unfaithful.