Good night Desdemona

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Good night Desdemona (Good morning Juliet) is a play written by Anne-Marie MacDonald. It is a comedy of sorts which, they say was crafted based on the Shakeperean masterpieces Othello and Romeo and Juliet. Some say there is also a hint of Hamlet in it. It strikes one as a play that creeps into the viewer's or reader's mind for it allows one to ponder on the reality of the sub-conscious, unconscious and the super ego…

Introduction

MacDonald parodies these plays in order to praise Shakespeare, as she has established many parallels between the originals and her own creation, even going as far as to insert lines from Romeo and Juliet and Othello into her own dialogue to enhance the mood.
Constance Ledbelly, a PhD student who is writing her thesis on an obscure document that she believes will prove Shakespeare had prepared different endings for two of his most famous plays. She hopes to prove that Romeo and Juliet and Othello were intended to be comedies! As digs into her topic, Constance is given a magical opportunity to prove her thesis when she disappears into her wastebasket and enters a world where she comes face-to-face with Desdemona and Juliet. Constance's experiences provide the audience with a view of her journey of self-discovery. Through the course of the drama we revel as Constance finds and reaffirms her self-confidence and frees herself from the harmful influence of her mentor, who up until then had manipulated her and passed her work off as his own.
The other character that is a representation of Constance's mind is the ghost. The ghost in the short play represents Constance's sub-conscious mind. ...
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