Adaptor 1 MacDonald, Ann-Marie
Date of First Production
1988, March 31
Title Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)
Director
Banuta Rubess
Skip Shand (Assistant Director)
Place of First Production
Annex Theatre, Toronto
Production Company
Nightwood Theatre
Technical Design/Direction
Stage Manager: Maria Popoff
Set and Costume Design: Denyse Karn
Prop Design: Joan Parkinson
Lighting: Dorian Clark
Sound and Original Music: Nic Gotham
Fight Director: Robert Lindsay
Choreographer: Susan McKenzie
Cast/Performers
Othello/Tybalt/Professor Claude Night/Juliet's Nurse: Derek Boyes
Juliet/Student/Soldier of Cyprus: Beverley Cooper
Desdemona/Ramona/Mercutio/Servant: Diana Fajrajsl
Constance Ledbelly: Tanja Jacobs
Romeo/Chorus/Iago/Ghost: Martin Julien
Performance History
Toured by Nightwood Theatre in 1989 and 1990 to: Great Canadian Theatre Company, Northern Light Theatre, Vancouver East Cultural Centre (February 22?- March 17), and The Canadian Stage Company

Director: Banuta Rubess
Stage Manager: Maria Popoff
Set, Costume and Prop Design: Sue LePage
Lighting: Leslie Wilkinson
Sound and Original Music: Nic Gotham
Fight Director: R. H. Thomson
Choreographer: Susan McKenzie

Othello/Tybalt/Professor Claude Night/Juliet's Nurse: Derek Boyes
Juliet/Student/Soldier of Cyprus: Beverley Cooper
Desdemona/Ramona/Mercutio/Servant: Diana Fajrajsl
Constance Ledbelly: Kate Lynch, Tanya Jacobs [1989]
Romeo/Chorus/Iago/Ghost: Martin Julien

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1991, 31 October-15 December
Centaur Theatre, Montreal

Director: Mary Walsh
Constance: Clare Coulter
Romeo & Iago: Aidan Devine
Othello & Academic Cad: Earl Pastko
Desdemona & three other roles: Diana Fajrajsl
Juliet: Jennifer Morehouse
Tybalt and Fight choreographer: John Koensgen
Set Design: Andrew Lue-Shue
Lighting: Peter Smith

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1991, November 6-23
MTC Warehouse, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Constance: Gina Wilkinson
Romeo, Iago & Chorus: Richard Clarkin
Juliet: Leslie-Anne Sanders
Desdemona: Kim Renders
Othello: Alex Fallis

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1992, October 13-November 22
Director: David Esbjornson
Place of Production: CSC Theatre (Off Broadway), New York City, NY
Production Company: Classic Stage Company

Technical Design:
Scenic Design: Donald Eastman
Costume Design: C. L. Hundley
Lighting Design: Brian MacDevitt
Sound Design: John Kilgore
Fight Director: Byron Jennings
Production Stage Manager: Crystal Huntington
Assistant Director: Michael Petshaft

Cast:
Chorus/Iago/Romeo/Ghost: Liev Schreiber
Constance Ledbelly: Cherry Jones
Student/Soldier of Cyprus/Juliet: Hope Davis
Othello/Professor Claude Night/Tybalt/Juliet's Nurse: Robert Joy
Ramona/Mercutio/Desdemona/Servant: Saundra McClain
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1993-94
Clinton House Main Stage, Ithaca, New York
Kitchen Theatre Company

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1994, June 7-?
Turtle Keys Arts Centre, London, England
Director: Magdalen Elwes
Constance: Myriam Cyr

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1994-1995
Deptartment of Drama, University of Virginia

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1994 or 1995
Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Toronto

Director: Jackie Maxwell
Set Design: Sue LePage

Constance: Nancy Palk
Desdemona/Mercutio et al.: Elizabeth Brown
Othello/Cad/Professor/Nurse: Benedict Campbell
Romeo/Iago/Yorik's Ghost: Jonathan Crombie
Juliet et al.: Stephanie Morgenstern

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1995, July
Director: Cecil Mackinnon
Place of Production: Stables Theatre, Boston, Mass.
Production Company: Shakespeare & Company, Lenox, Mass.
Technical Design:
Costume/Set Design: Lohbauer and Locks
Cast/Performers:
Constance Ledbelly: Robin Hynek
Professor Claude Knight: Robert Lohbaur
Desdemona: Kim Huffman
Romeo: Tom Partipilo
Juliet: Ann Podlozny
Iago/Tybalt: Andrew Borthwick-Leslie
Mercutio/Othello: Antonio Ocampo

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1996
The Globe, University of Regina, Saskatchewan

Constance: Marianne Cepithorne
Desdemona: Heather Hill
Romeo: John Kirkpatrick

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1996, October 22-26
National Theatre School
Monument National Theatre, Montreal

Director: Perry Schneiderman
Constance: Michelle Giroux
Romeo: Steven McCarthy
Juliet: Sarah Mennel
Desdemona: Sandra Forsell
Iago: Paul Fauteux

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1996, February 6-24
Director:Jackie Maxwell
Place of Production: The Grand Theatre, London, Ont
Technical Design:
Set Design: Sue LePage
Cast:
Constance: Nancy Palk
Desdemona/Mercutio: Elizabeth Brown
Professor Night/Othello/Nurse: Benedict Campbell
Romeo/Iago/Yorick's Ghost: Jonathan Crombie
Juliet: Stephanie Morgenstern
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1996-97
Director: Julie Burk
Department of Theatre and Dance, University of Hawai'i at Manoa

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1998, September 25-October 24
Silver Spring Stage, Silver Spring, Maryland

Director: Ed Harrington
Assistant Director: Nancy Jaquish
Producer & Stage Manager: Brian Powers
Fight Choreographer: Andrew White

Juliet/Student/Soldier: Bette Cassatt
Othello/Tybalt/Other Roles: James Foster, Jr.
Constance: Jeanne Hisle
Desdemona/Mercutio/Other Roles: Kelly Newman
Iago/Romeo/Other Roles: Ian Blackwell Rogers

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1998, October 10? - November 24
Alberta Theatre Projects
Martha Cohen Theatre, Arts Centre

Director: Alisa Palmer
Set design: Scott Reid

Constance: Tracey Ferencz
Desdemona: Elinor Holt
Juliet: Kyla Anderson
Tybalt: Paul Braunstein
Romeo & Chorus: Alec McClure

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1999, March 24-27
University of Waterloo Drama Department
Humanities Theatre, Hagey Hall, Waterloo, Ontario

Director: Denis Johnston
Set & Costume Designs: William Chesney, Jocelyne Sobeski
Lighting: Aisling Sampson

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2000, February
Bryant Hall Studio Theatre, University of Mississippi

Director: Krista Scott

Constance: April Schlaht
Romeo: Jamie Grayson
Juliet: Erin Redmond
Desdemona/Mercutio: Morla Gorrondona
Othello/Tybalt: Ryan Pierini

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2000, March 14-25
The Black Well Theatre
Gordon Best Theatre, Peterborough, Ontario

Dir: Kim Blackwell

Constance: Susan Spicer
Desdemona: Sue Newman
Romeo: Scooter (the Great Farini)
Ghost/Chorus: Stephanie MacMillan
Othello: John Barclay
Juliet: Raphael Beaulieu

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2000, March 15-18
Wofford College Theatre Workshop, Spartanburg, South Carolina

Director: Marion Wilson

Cast:
Constance: Allyson Jones
Desdemona: Reagan Howard
Othello: Samie Clowney
Iago: Brian O'Shea
Juliet: Kelley Henry
Romeo: Phillip Moschella
Tybalt: Wyndam Owens
Professor Night: Lee Lewis
Ramona/Mercutio/Servant: Ebony Carolina
Chorus/Student/Ghost: Lauren Willoughby

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2000, July 5-7, 13, 21, 26 & 29
Lyric Theatre,
Old Lyric Repertory Company, Logan, Utah

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2000, October 19-22 & 26-29
Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina

Director: Sharon Green

Constance: Andra Whitt
Desdemona: Rosalie Esteves
Juliet: Bronwyn McKnew
Romeo: Peter Lipsett
Iago: Andrew Hill

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2001, March 19-April 14
Canadian Stage
Bluma Appel Theatre, Toronto

Director: Alisa Palmer
Set: Charlotte Dean
Lighting: Andrea Lundy
Sound: Richard Feren

Constance: Ann-Marie MacDonald
Othello, Tybalt, Professor Night & Nurse: Juan Chioran
Desdemona: Alison Sealy-Smith
Juliet: Cara Pifko
Romeo: Andy Velasquez

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2001, April 25-May 20
AXIS Theatre, Baltimore, Maryland

Constance: Bethany J. Brown
Other Roles: Darlene Deardorff, Sharol Buck, Mark Bernier, Larry Malkus

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2001, November 29-December 2
Mainstage Production, Phi Beta Kappa Hall, College of William & Mary, Virginia

Director: David Doersch (replaced Elizabeth Wiley)

Constance: Karen Novack
Other Roles: Aaron Orens, Yacavone, K. C. Stage, & Andrew Statum

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2001-02
Bath Community Theatre Guild
Director: Jeff Croff

Cast:
Constance: Bridgette Redman
Juliet: Michelle Dennis
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2002, February 22-March 2

Director: Karin Magaldi-Unger
Place of Production:Lincoln Performance Hall, Portland State University.
Set & Lighting: Professor Glenn Gaver

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2002, March 12-16 & 20-24
Black Hole Theatre, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Director: Rose-Anne Nesbitt

Constance: Valerie Venzon
Professor Claude Night: David Reimer

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2002, April 16-19
Wesley Foundation Great Hall, University of Illinois

Director: Elizabeth Klett
Assistant to Director: Tara Lyons
Stage Manager: Anne Rumery
Set: Sam Martland
Costumes: Kanya Baby, Annamarie Macleod, Jeni Shaw
Props: Stephanie Jensen, Rae Marotta
Sword fights directed by: L. Grace Godwin
Choreography: Anna Sapozhnikov

Collaborator: Heather Zadar
Constance: Heather Zadar
Desdemona: Gina Bartucci
Juliet: Micah Sanders
Romeo/Iago: Brent Falconer
Othello/Tybalt: Gabriel Najarro
Magical Chorus/Mercutio/Yorick/Ghost: Robin Richardson

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2003, October 2-12
Director: Suzi Regan
Place of Production: Trueblood Theatre. University of Michigan.
Production Company: UM School of Music

Technical Design:
Associate Director: Tami Evans Foster
Scenic Designer: Janine Woods
Costume Designer: Christianne Myers
Lighting Designer: Gary Decker
Fight Choreographer: Brad Frazier
Movement/Stage Manager: Marguerite Maiville

Cast:
Constance: Elizabeth Hoyt
Professor Night/Othello/Tybalt: De’Lon Grant
Desdemona/Ramona: Jen Freidel
Iago/Romeo: Brian Luskey
Juliet/Jill: Maureen Sebastian
Mercutio: JoAnna Spanos
Nurse/Ghost: Anika Habermas-Scher
Chorus: Liz Filios, Jen Freidel, Anika Habermas-Scher, Courtney Harge, Chelsea Leinberger, Esther Neff, Franchesca Ramsey, JoAnna Spanos

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2003, November 20-23
Director: Richard Strelinger
Place of Production: Soulard Theatre, St. Louis, MO
Production Company: Hydeware Theatre.
Technical Design:
Set Design: Brian Hyde
Sound Design: John Shephard
Costume Design: Thom Craine
Lighting Effects: Pamela Banning
Cast:
Constance: Jennifer Blankenheim
Desdemona/Mercutio: Richon May
Professor Night/Iago/Romeo: Percy Rodriguez
Juliet's Nurse/Othello/Tybalt: Wayne Robert Ester
Juliet: Ellen Clifford
Chorus, Ghost, Servant: Ken Haller

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2004, May 26- June 12.
Director: Carol Roscoe
Place of Production: Artswest Playhouse, Seattle, WA

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2005, April 8-24
Director: Chris Williams
Place of Production: The Montgomery Playhouse, Asbury, Maryland
Technical Design:
Producer: Nic Ruley, Rhoda Sakolsky
Assistant Director: Rhoda Sakolsky
Stage Manager: Chris Crockett
Set Design: Nic Ruley
Lighting Design: John Hutson
Sound Design: Chris Crockett

Cast:
Constance Ledbelly: Malinda Smith
Othello, Tybalt, Professor Claude Night, Ghost: Joe Lewis
Romeo, Chorus, Iago, Juliet's Nurse: Nic Ruley
Desdemona, Ramona, Mercutio, Servant: Andra Witt
Juliet, Student, Soldier of Cypress: Melissa Powell

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2005, November 10-15 (Guelph), November 17-18 (Markham)
Director: Douglas Beattie
Place of Production: The Riverun Centre, Guelph, On, Markham Theatre, ON
Production Company:Touchmark Theatre, Guelph, On
Technical Design:
Lighting: Jeff Johnston-Collins
Stage Manager: Robert Pel
Stage Manager Assistant: Leslie Jost
Cast:
Constance: Marion Day
Professor Claude Night/Othello/Tybalt/Nurse: Stephen Russell
Chorus/Iago/Romeo/Ghost: Michael Peng
Juliet: Elana Post
Desdemona: Jane Spence

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2005, December 6-17
Director: Iam Coulter
Place of Production: Pumphouse Theatre, Calgary, Alberta
Production Company: Broad Minds Production, the Shakespeare Company
Cast:
Constance: Sarah Heyman
Professor Claude: John Knight
Trevor Matheson

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2007, July 13-28
Director: Jill Cross
Place of Production: The Theatre, Morningside Campus, Southbank Insitute, Queensland, Australia.
Cast:
Villanova Players

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Awards
Floyd S. Chalmers Award for Outstanding Play 1988
Governor General's Literary Award for Drama 1990
Canadian Authors' Association Award for Drama 1991
Publishing and Multimedia
*MacDonald, Ann-Marie. Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet). Toronto: Coach House, 1990.
*MacDonald, Ann-Marie. Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet). Toronto: Playwrights Canada, 1997.
*MacDonald, Ann-Marie. Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet). Toronto: Vintage, 1998.
*MacDonald, Ann-Marie. Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet). New York: Grove, 1998.
*Online Program for Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet). October 2-12 2003.
 
*MacDonald, Ann-Marie. Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet). Toronto: Coach House, 1990.
*MacDonald, Ann-Marie. Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet). Toronto: Playwrights Canada, 1997.
*MacDonald, Ann-Marie. Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet). Toronto: Vintage, 1998.
*MacDonald, Ann-Marie. Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet). New York: Grove, 1998.
*Online Program for Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet). October 2-12 2003.
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Secondary Materials
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*Conlogue, Ray. "Of heroines and a comic quest." Globe and Mail 31 Mar. 1990: C9.
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*Cushman, Robert. "Tragically, these heroines remain who they are." National Post 27 Mar. 2001: B6.
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*Hoile, Christopher. "Ann-Marie MacDonald's delightful confection Goodnight Desdemona (Good morning Juliet)." Rev. of Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) by Ann Marie MacDonald. Theatre World. 12 April 2001.
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Adaptor 1 Biography
"Ann-Marie MacDonald is a writer and actor. She graduated from The National Theatre School of Canada, and went to Toronto where she participated in many collaborative and collective works for the theatre before writing her first solo play, the comedy Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet). The play has had more than forty productions in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K. She has also written numerous television scripts, and continues to act on stage and on camera, where her work has won a Gemini Award. Her first novel, Fall On Your Knees, was published in Spring, 1995 by Knopf Canada" (6 June 2002. qtd. from http://www.puc.ca/cgi-bin/puc/catalogue.cgi?function=detail&Authors_uid=194).

"Ontario-based playwright/actor, born in 1958, who studied at the National Theatre School before participating in collective creation (ie: This Is For You, Anna) and then writing her first play Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning, Juliet) (1988, Nightwood Theatre, directed by Banuta Rubess).
"The work has had over forty productions in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom and won both the Governor General's Award and the Chalmers Award .
"Since then, she has written The Arab's Mouth (Factory Theatre , 1990, Maureen White), Negredo Hotel (with music by Nic Gotham, 1992, Tarragon Theatre , Rubess) and the Dora -winning Anything that Moves (with Allen Cole, 2000, co-production between Tarragon Theatre and Nightwood Theatre, Alisa Palmer).
"Her performances include Rosalind (Shakespeare's As You Like It, Canadian Stage) and several for film and television.
"Asked about how she would describe what she did (being an actor, playwright and best-selling novelist [Fall on Your Knees]), she said, 'I tell stories in various ways'" (11 Dec. 2003 qtd. from http://www.canadiantheatre.com/dict.pl?term=MacDonald%2C%20Ann-Marie).

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Adaptor 1 Bibliography
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*Subramanian, Sarmishta. "Page turner." Chatelaine 71.6 (June 1998): 78-85.
*Tihanyi, Eva. "Jane Eyre in a Cape Breton attic" [Interview with Ann-Marie MacDonald]. Books in Canada 25.8 (Nov. 1996): 21-3.
*Zimmerman, Cynthia. "MacDonald, Ann-Marie (b. 1959)." The Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature. 2nd ed. Eds. Eugene Benson & William Toye. Toronto: Oxford UP, 1997. 694-5.
*"Ann-Marie MacDonald." Playwright's Guild of Canada. 6 June 2002.
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*"MacDonald, Ann-Marie." Canadian Theatre Encyclopedia. 12 Nov. 2003.
http://www.canadiantheatre.com/dict.pl?term=Ann-Marie%20MacDonald.
*"Versatile playwright also actor, epic novelist." Canadian Press Newswire 9 Apr. 1995.
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Synopsis
"As imaginative a play as you are likely to find in the Canadian repertory, this tells of an academic who is trying to decipher an arcane text that may be the source for Shakespeare's Othello and Romeo and Juliet. In an Alice in Wonderland kind of flip she falls into the two works and 'saves' the leading ladies while mixing up everyone's identity (sexual and literary)" (6 June 2002. qtd. from http://www.canadiantheatre.com/g/goodnightdesdemona.html).
Keywords
Feminist Theatre
Gay/Lesbian/Queer
Professional
Notes
CASP only houses a partial listing of the large number of performances this play has received internationally. More detailed information is to be found in the CASP hard copy files.
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Adaptation of
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