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A Shakespearean fable rewrites the story of our lives
It's no huge secret that the narratives of our lives spring as much from our own authorship as from the nicks, scrapes, and fleeting validation that the world provides. The trick, of course, is to make our stories happy ones, to resist the perverse tug of the tragic. Ann-Marie MacDonald's Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) plays out this struggle in the realm of the mythic, tackling the intersection between the universal and the everyday that runs through the fable of our existence.
The play itself is 20 years old, and it shows its age; it's of a time when tidy deconstructive connections were the coin of the intellectual realm. The early action concerns downtrodden junior