Watch our 2013 production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, available to stream on YouTube from Monday 15 June until Sunday 28 June 2020.
Watch our 2013 production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, available to stream on YouTube from Monday 15 June until Sunday 28 June 2020.The original performance took place at the Globe Theatre, London, in summer 2013.
An enchanted forest charms a disenchanted court. In Athens a daughter’s disobedience forces two lovers to flee to the woods, pursued by the two lovers they rejected. In the woods, amateur actors rehearse a play, while the king of fairies plays tricks and captivates the night. A mischievous Puck with the magical juice of a flower helps love lose its way while the fairy queen falls for an ass; the king and queen of the fairies reconcile; the lovers find each other, return to court and marriage celebrations end in a theatrical dream.
Shakespeare put some of his most dazzling dramatic poetry at the service of this teasing, glittering, hilarious and amazingly inventive play, whose seriousness is only fleetingly glimpsed beneath its dreamlike surface.
This production employs Renaissance costumes and staging.