Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)

by Ann-Marie Macdonald

Ohio University

Directed by Jennifer Vellenga

Set and Lights by Chris Domanski

Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) is an exuberant comedy and feminist revisioning of Shakespeare’s Othello and Romeo and Juliet. It takes us from a dusty office in Canada’s Queen’s University, into the fraught and furious worlds of two of Shakespeare’s best-known tragedies, and turns them upside-down. Constance Ledbelly is the beleaguered “spinster” academic, and unlikely heroine who embarks on a quest for Shakespearean origins and, ultimately, her own identity.

Connie and Desdemona
Connie and Desdemona
Othello and Iago
Othello and Iago
Goodnight Desdemona Othello
Goodnight Desdemona Othello
Sleeve detail
Sleeve detail
Constance with skirt
Constance with skirt
Goodnight Desdemona
Goodnight Desdemona
Constance tights
Constance tights
Iago and Connie
Iago and Connie
Iago yoke
Iago yoke
Goodnight Desdemona Iago
Goodnight Desdemona Iago
Othello and Iago
Othello and Iago
Romeo
Romeo
R and J at the ball with masks
R and J at the ball with masks
Juliet
Juliet
Goodnight Desdemona Romeo
Goodnight Desdemona Romeo
Juliet tights
Juliet tights
Juliet tights
Juliet tights
Servant in mask
Servant in mask
Servant mask final
Servant mask final
Romeo mask
Romeo mask
Connie Juliet bed
Connie Juliet bed
Hymen prayer
Hymen prayer
Goodnight Desdemona The Nurse
Goodnight Desdemona The Nurse
Romiette
Romiette
Goodnight Desdemona Romiette
Goodnight Desdemona Romiette