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