A Midsummer Night’s Dream

It is rare that you see one of your favourite plays in a completely new light – in this instance, I wish I hadn’t. There’s a fashion for reinventing Shakespeare at the moment – single gendered casts, reversed roles, modern rap versions, the list goes on – however sometimes enough is enough, a play has been played as a comedy (as intended) for over 500 years, surely there is no need to entirely remove the joy, humour and frivolity from a text.

This article was first published on The Arbuturian. For the full article please click here


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