Goodnight Desdemona (good Morning Juliet)

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Vintage Canada, 1998 - Desdemona (Fictitious character) - 88 pages
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What would happen if Juliet's and Desdemona's death sentences were reprieved?In this exuberant revision of Shakespeare's Othello and Romeo and Juliet, Constance Ledbelly, a dusty academic, deciphers a cryptic manuscript she believes to be the original source for the tragedies, and is transported into the plays themselves. She visits Juliet and Desdemona, has a hand in saving them from death and finds out what they are all about. In true Shakespearean spirit, Constance plunders the plays and creates something new, all the while engaging in a personal voyage of self-discovery. With an abundance of twists, fights, dances, seductions and wild surprises, the play is an absolute joy.

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User Review  - Niya B - Goodreads

A fluid piece, with excellent concepts and a wonderfully strong cast of characters that any english student should recognize woven through with lessons on love, finding the self, and trusting pattern and archetypal signs. The only thing that would make it better would be to see it performed. Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Goodnight Desdemona was Ann-Marie MacDonald's first solo flight as playwright, and since its premier in 1988 it has been performed continually in Canada, the United States, Great Britain and Japan, and is widely studied in drama courses. Ann-Marie MacDonald lives in Toronto.

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