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A Midsummer Night's Dream: Introduction

This LibGuide was created to accompany the Visions & Voices event: A Midsummer Night's Dream . On Thursday, April 10, USC students will have a chance to attend Bristol Old Vic with Handspring Puppet Company's performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Introduction

This LibGuide was created to accompany the Visions & Voices event:  A Midsummer Night's Dream .  On Thursday, April 10, USC students wil have a chance to attend Bristol Old Vic with Handspring Puppet Company's performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Broad Stage of the Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center.

 

About this performance: "Having last worked together on the internationally acclaimed War HorseBristol Old Vic’s artistic director, Tom Morris, and South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company reunite to begin a new journey. Shakespeare’s inexhaustible A Midsummer Night’s Dream unfurls in the wooded ambience of The Broad Stage, interweaving the lives of lovers, actors, friends, foes and fairies..."  Read more about the event at the Visions & Voices website.

 

About the play:  "The most persistently popular of all Shakespeare's comedies, A Midsummer Night's Dream is much more than a piece of gentle fairy-fun. Its    concern with illusion and reality has been amply demonstrated by many critics as has its profound exploration of the whole art of theatre." For more see, The Cambridge Guide to Literature in English, Cambridge UP, 2000.

William Shakespeare

Folger Shakespeare Library

Unknown artist after the Chandos portrait. Shakespeare signboard. Oil on panel, late 1600s to early 1700s. Shelfmark FPs9.

Subject Guide

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