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- Shakespeare's classics Romeo and Juliet (c. 1594) and Othello (c. 1603) are absorbing plays that add a great deal to one's appreciation of Goodnight Desdemona. Also, Constance's journey resembles that of the Danish prince in Hamlet (c. 1600), which follows the story of Hamlet's revenge after the murder of his father.
- MacDonald's critically acclaimed Fall on Your Knees (1996) is the story of a family from the island of Cape Breton in Nova Scotia, Canada, in the early twentieth century. After delving into the island's world of cultural tension, it follows one of the main characters to Harlem, in New York City, where she becomes involved in the jazz scene.
- Feminist Readings of Early Modern Culture: Emerging Subjects (1996), edited by Valerie Traub, M. Lindsay Kaplan, and Dympna Callaghan, is a collection of critical essays dealing with a variety of women's issues in the Elizabethan and Jacobean periods.
- Carol Bolt's One Night Stand (1977) is a hit comedy-thriller by one of Canada's most influential late-twentieth-century playwrights. It tells the story of a young woman and a drifter she finds in a bar.
- Tongue of a Bird (1997), by Ellen McLaughlin, is a haunting and tragic play with an all-female cast that serves as a contrast to Goodnight Desdemona in its expression of feminist themes. Its main character is a search-and-rescue pilot named Maxine who is trying to find a young girl in the mountains.