Everything you need to understand or teach Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) by Ann-Marie MacDonald.
Goodnight Desdemona begins with a dumb show, or a scene with no sound, in which three situations occur simultaneously. Othello murders Desdemona, Juliet kills herself, and Constance Ledbelly throws a pen and a manuscript into a wastebasket.
In scene 1, Constance works on her doctoral dissertation, which claims that Romeo and Juliet and Othello were originally comedies written by an unknown author and that this can be proved by decoding a manuscript written by a physicist named Gustav. Her longtime crush, Professor Claude Night, comes in, criticizes her dissertation topic, and tells her that he is taking a job at Oxford University that she had hoped to secure. Constance laments her fate and begins throwing her possessions into the wastebasket until she herself is sucked into the wastebasket.
The second act takes place on the island of Cyprus, within the world of Othello. During the scene... View more of the Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) Summary
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