Artistic directors of Shakespeare’s Globe are used to igniting controversy: Mark Rylance, great Shakespearean actor that he was, wondered aloud if Shakespeare was actually the author of the plays that are attributed to him, while Dominic Dromgoole was a Shakespeare devotee whose own personal writing includes a memoir Will and Me: How Shakespeare Took Over My Life in support of the Bard. Read more
A Midsummer Night's Dream, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
Four brawling lovers, caught in a dispute of increasingly magical proportions; a crew of keen mechanicals, determined to give it their all; and one roguish sprite, hell-bent on causing as much havoc as possible… What could possibly go wrong?
Exploding with dramatic poetry, mischief and merriment, this new technicolour production of Shakespeare’s raucous comedy comes to vivid life in our ultra-live and magical wooden O.
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