When Reinhardt went to Hollywood in 1935 he cast around for someone to catch the eye in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and finally remembered a Danish dancer he had worked with in Berlin. Nini Theilade was cast as Hermia, a Faerie. In a cast the included Mickey Rooney and Olivia de Havilland, she stood out […]
In today’s roundup, Shakespeare on the Sound is currently casting “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” and you have the chance to play Puck, Oberon, and more. Plus, a pair of Netflix shows are seeking background to portray skiers and funeral...Show More Summary
The fairies in the latest production of Midsummer Night's Dream speak Te Reo, one of New Zealand's official languages, for about 20 percent of the production. "Online reviews left about the Pop-up Globe performance said the move was 'disrespectful' and 'bastardising' Shakespeare and confusing for audiences. Other theatre goers have made their equally damning views […]
Julius Caesar meets A Midsummer Night's Dream.
EXCLUSIVE: Brainstorm Media has acquired rights to A Midsummer Night’s Dream, writer-director Casey Wilder Mott's feature helming debut that premiered this year at the Los Angeles Film Festival. A spring 2018 theatrical release in multiple...Show More Summary
iopanosiris: John Ferguson Weir, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 1867
Mendelssohn’s beloved overture to “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” can be used two ways, both wondrous. One is as the standalone piece that the 17-year-old composer originally intended. In this fashion, as it is usually heard, it conveys, like few teenagers have ever been able to do, the fanciful first...
Between characters like Tinkerbell from Peter Pan, Puck from A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Cosmo and Wanda from The Fairly Oddparents, there are few magical images quite as pervasive in popular culture as the fairy. And while there's...Show More Summary
If you spent any time in a high school or university class, or maybe you’re just a fan of the classics, chances are you’ve been familiar with Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at at least one time or another. And while Shakespeare’s rendition of the fairy realm isn’t the original canon, especially concerning the fairy...
Blogger Annie Lawless had her dream wedding on the Amalfi Coast. The bride wore not one but four custom white ensembles by designer Pnina Tornai. During the Midsummer Night's Dream welcome party, Annie wore a wide-leg jumpsuit that featured a plunging neckline. Show More Summary
MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS vs. A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
The Burgtheater’s new production of Midsummer Night’s Dream, due to open tonight, has been postponed. ‘For the final presentation of his directorial concept, Leander Haussmann and the ensemble need further rehearsals,’ a statement s...
Cynthia Zarin writes about two summer productions of William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in New York City.
THEATER Capsule reviews are by Philip Brandes (P.B.), Charles McNulty (C.M.) and Daryl H. Miller (D.H.M.). Openings Mighty Morphin Midsummer Night’s Dream The Actors’ Gang presents a kid-friendly take on Shakespeare’s fantasy tale. Media Park, adjacent to The Ivy Substation, 9070 Venice Blvd.,...
Though A Midsummer Night’s Dream may be Shakespeare’s most-performed comedy, replete with built in slapstick, wonderment, and magic-enhanced emotional roller coasters, it’s not without its share of challenges. Chief among them is grounding the hilarity in real emotional stakes — or so you’d assume. Lovers’ raging passions may be contorted by a flower yielded by fairies with […]
Protesters rounded on the Public Theater for its blood-spattered Donald Trump in ‘Julius Caesar’ but ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ is politics-free.
When I was a kid, I had a friend who loved icing but hated cake. At her birthday parties, I would sit at the table with a bunch of other slightly uncomfortable elementary school girls, while her mother lovingly served her a cardboard box covered in frosting and the rest ... More »
The foursome of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” talk trust, lust and the art of stage kissing.
Directed by: Julie Taymor; Runtime: 145 minutes Grade: B+ The expectations one has for watching a taping of a theatrical play will likely vary from person to person, hinged on how they interpret the statement: "It's as if I were actually there". Show More Summary
As in the past, I have seized the platform of my Q&A podcast to do a music program — this one devoted to music of summer, or related to summer. So, we’ll hear Mendelssohn’s Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream. And Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915. Show More Summary