Everything you need to understand or teach Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) by Ann-Marie MacDonald.
The actor, playwright, and novelist Ann-Marie MacDonald has earned a reputation as one of Canada's most exciting contemporary voices. Since the production of her first solo play, Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet), she has become widely known and revered in the theatrical and literary world. In fact, the success of MacDonald's first play was key in identifying her as a socially conscious feminist as well as a witty writer with wide popular appeal.
First performed in Toronto in 1988, Goodnight Desdemona is the story of Constance Ledbelly, a quirky and absentminded academic who is writing a doctoral thesis about two of William Shakespeare's tragedies. Suddenly, Constance finds herself transported into the worlds of Romeo and Juliet and Othello, where she interferes with the plot, gets to know the characters, and discovers her true identity. With its witty allusions to late-sixteenth-century English culture, its use of Elizabethan dramatic conventions, and its...
Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) Lesson Plans contain 126 pages of teaching material, including: