Emilia In Souliloquy.

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Emilia can't ever forget and she will never forgive.

By Tilly Lunken
After William Shakespeare’s Othello
Emilia In Souliloquy was directed by Victorine Pontillon for Cycle Two of In Souliloquy. It was performed by Shannon Howes. 

Emilia in the play has loud voice but it goes unheard and is often dismissed. She ends up being murdered by her husband Iago to silence her and stop her revealing his plots. Our Emilia is defiant in death and full of anger at what happened to her and her friend at the hands of the people they trusted to love and to hold.

She is such a force and we stand with her and her rage at injustice, only for then to pull back and watch as she admits her ultimate regret that leaves her stranded from heaven. Her faith betrayed her yes, but it is her very own self that she blames the most.

It's a vulnerable (and tightly balanced) performance. She might be there in black and white but the morality of her situation is anything but. 

In Souliloquy is co-devised and produced by Tilly Lunken and Victorine Pontillon.