Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)

Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)

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by Ann-Marie MacDonald
     
 

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In this exuberant comedy and original revision of Shakespeare's Othello and Romeo and Juliet — Constance Ledbelly, a drab and 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, and finds

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In this exuberant comedy and original revision of Shakespeare's Othello and Romeo and Juliet — Constance Ledbelly, a drab and 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, and finds out what these women are 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 of theatricality.

Editorial Reviews

Toronto Globe and Mail
Clever, pointed and entertaining....This play is one of the wildest and woolliest feminist reappraisals that theatre has seen, and one of the most intellectually ambitious.
Commercial Appeal
Imagine a collaboration among Shakespeare, Lewis Carroll and Woody Allen, and you have the essence of Goodnight Desdemona.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802135773
Publisher:
Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date:
09/28/1998
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
88
Sales rank:
1,133,566
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

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Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My first job stage managing, I stage managed a production of this play. It was an amazing experience. To take some of Shakespeare's most famous plays and turn them into a 'What If' scenario was a stroke of genious. How often have people wondered if they hadn't of died, would Romeo and Juliet still have had a thing for each other? If Iago hadn't of convinced Othello to murder Desdemona, would the play still have been as tragic as it was? All these questions and more are addressed and answered. Not only is it a serious piece, but it's slap-knee funny also! I highly recommend this play to anyone who enjoys comedy, Shakespeare, or theatre.