A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1988)

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1988) HIDVL

In this adaptation of the popular Shakespeare play A Midsummer Night's Dream, the performance is reimagined as a modern coming-of-age story. The four lovers are Athenian parochial school students who sneak into the woods one night. Soon into their evening adventures, they are bewitched by spirits and begin to passionately switch lovers while delivering Shakespeare’s classic verse in their underwear. The play’s theme is “A Teenager in Love," and features musical interludes by artists such as The Bangles and Tracy Chapman. The spirit world is made of shadow puppets operated by Cornerstone members.

Media

Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2333.1/b5mkm2t6

Additional Info

  • Title: A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Holdings: video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 01:38:51
  • Language: English
  • Date: Nov 1988
  • Type-Format: play
  • Cast: Benajah Cobb, performer ; Gail Berrigan, performer ; Lynn Jeffries, performer ; David Reiffel, performer ; Alison Carey, Peter Howard, Christopher Moore, Nela Wagman, performer.
  • Credits: Benajah Cobb, technical director ; Lynn Jeffries, set/puppet design ; Sal-Thomas Taschetta, costume design and construction ; Mary-Ann Greanier, technical assistant ; Stephen Gutwillig, development director ; Bill Rauch, director ; David Reiffel, musical director ; Gail Berrigan, stage manager.
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