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A new production of Midsummer Night's Dream.

There is a widely acclaimed and very unusual production of MND coming to The Roundhouse in Camden, London, opening on March 8, which I hope you will soon get to see in the US. It looks very exciting. My daughter and I hope to get to see it before it closes in April:-

http://www.asiansinmedia.org/news/article.php/theatre/1553

http://www.londontown.com/LondonEvents/AMidsummerNightsDream/60222
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Re: A new production of Midsummer Night's Dream.

Yet another director's refusal to believe that simply putting on the plays Shakespeare wrote is any good. He has to be tarted up with all kinds of junk to make an audience ooh and aah at how much one can abuse an artist's work and get away with it.

I can't wait for the queer version of MND, in which we see the wooing and wedding of Theseus with Oberon, Hippolyta with Titania, Hermia with Helena, Lysander with Demetrius, and Puck in a polygamous marriage with Peaseblossom, Mote, Cobweb, and Mustardseed. The play, of course, would be set in modern Massachusetts so they can all end in legal marriages. Heck, why not? Why even try to be true to what authors write?

Thank you for the heads up, Choisya. If it comes to my area, I will be sure not to even hesitate a moment about wasting any money on it.

Choisya wrote:
There is a widely acclaimed and very unusual production of MND coming to The Roundhouse in Camden, London, opening on March 8, which I hope you will soon get to see in the US. It looks very exciting. My daughter and I hope to get to see it before it closes in April:-

http://www.asiansinmedia.org/news/article.php/theatre/1553

http://www.londontown.com/LondonEvents/AMidsummerNightsDream/60222


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Re: A new production of Midsummer Night's Dream.

A Queer version has already been done over here Everyman - many times. (What has polygamy got to do with a Queer version?) In Shakespeare's day, when only men could take part, they were all Queer versions in a way and perhaps some really were.

http://www.melmothproductions.com/now.html

If Shakespeare's works were forever performed in the original way, as at the Globe here, for instance, do you think the audience figures worldwide would be as high as they are now? I look forward to seeing this play to see how faithful the text is to the original - for me that is what matters. Different productions can either enhance the text or overwhelm it. Fairies as trapeze artists sound quite an interesting idea. After all fairies are suppose to fly, not be earthbound on the forest floor. However, I am unsure how using several different languages will work. I will let you know if I like it and how true to the text it is in due course.




Everyman wrote:
Yet another director's refusal to believe that simply putting on the plays Shakespeare wrote is any good. He has to be tarted up with all kinds of junk to make an audience ooh and aah at how much one can abuse an artist's work and get away with it.

I can't wait for the queer version of MND, in which we see the wooing and wedding of Theseus with Oberon, Hippolyta with Titania, Hermia with Helena, Lysander with Demetrius, and Puck in a polygamous marriage with Peaseblossom, Mote, Cobweb, and Mustardseed. The play, of course, would be set in modern Massachusetts so they can all end in legal marriages. Heck, why not? Why even try to be true to what authors write?

Thank you for the heads up, Choisya. If it comes to my area, I will be sure not to even hesitate a moment about wasting any money on it.

Choisya wrote:
There is a widely acclaimed and very unusual production of MND coming to The Roundhouse in Camden, London, opening on March 8, which I hope you will soon get to see in the US. It looks very exciting. My daughter and I hope to get to see it before it closes in April:-

http://www.asiansinmedia.org/news/article.php/theatre/1553

http://www.londontown.com/LondonEvents/AMidsummerNightsDream/60222





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For Choisya: Indian Languages in AMND

Choisya, that does sound very exciting, even more so for someone who understands a few of the Indian languages listed in the first article, "Tamil, Malayalam, Sinhalese, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi and a little Sanskrit." Did you learn some Hindi from the Indian films you watched? I did, because of the subtitles!


Choisya wrote:
There is a widely acclaimed and very unusual production of MND coming to The Roundhouse in Camden, London, opening on March 8, which I hope you will soon get to see in the US. It looks very exciting. My daughter and I hope to get to see it before it closes in April:-

http://www.asiansinmedia.org/news/article.php/theatre/1553

http://www.londontown.com/LondonEvents/AMidsummerNightsDream/60222

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Re: For Choisya: Indian Languages in AMND

I am afraid I haven't learned any Hindi pmath - I tend to watch the Bollywood movies for spectacle and don't listen to the language or look at the subtitles - naughty me:smileyhappy:



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Choisya, that does sound very exciting, even more so for someone who understands a few of the Indian languages listed in the first article, "Tamil, Malayalam, Sinhalese, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi and a little Sanskrit." Did you learn some Hindi from the Indian films you watched? I did, because of the subtitles!


Choisya wrote:
There is a widely acclaimed and very unusual production of MND coming to The Roundhouse in Camden, London, opening on March 8, which I hope you will soon get to see in the US. It looks very exciting. My daughter and I hope to get to see it before it closes in April:-

http://www.asiansinmedia.org/news/article.php/theatre/1553

http://www.londontown.com/LondonEvents/AMidsummerNightsDream/60222




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Re: A new production of Midsummer Night's Dream.


Everyman wrote:
Yet another director's refusal to believe that simply putting on the plays Shakespeare wrote is any good. He has to be tarted up with all kinds of junk to make an audience ooh and aah at how much one can abuse an artist's work and get away with it.

I can't wait for the queer version of MND, in which we see the wooing and wedding of Theseus with Oberon, Hippolyta with Titania, Hermia with Helena, Lysander with Demetrius, and Puck in a polygamous marriage with Peaseblossom, Mote, Cobweb, and Mustardseed. The play, of course, would be set in modern Massachusetts so they can all end in legal marriages. Heck, why not? Why even try to be true to what authors write?

Thank you for the heads up, Choisya. If it comes to my area, I will be sure not to even hesitate a moment about wasting any money on it.



There's an all-woman Shakespeare ensemble in Los Angeles. See http://www.lawsc.net/index.html.

Their next performance is As You Like It. The play will apparently be done cowgirl style, set in the Old West.
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Re: A new production of Midsummer Night's Dream.



friery wrote:
There's an all-woman Shakespeare ensemble in Los Angeles. See http://www.lawsc.net/index.html.

Their next performance is As You Like It. The play will apparently be done cowgirl style, set in the Old West.

Why am I not surprised? Sigh.
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Re: A new production of Midsummer Night's Dream.

That sounds fun Friery - I rather like the idea of Olde English Shakespeare being doing cowboy style!:smileyhappy: It is a tribute to the enduring nature of his plays.




friery wrote:

Everyman wrote:
Yet another director's refusal to believe that simply putting on the plays Shakespeare wrote is any good. He has to be tarted up with all kinds of junk to make an audience ooh and aah at how much one can abuse an artist's work and get away with it.

I can't wait for the queer version of MND, in which we see the wooing and wedding of Theseus with Oberon, Hippolyta with Titania, Hermia with Helena, Lysander with Demetrius, and Puck in a polygamous marriage with Peaseblossom, Mote, Cobweb, and Mustardseed. The play, of course, would be set in modern Massachusetts so they can all end in legal marriages. Heck, why not? Why even try to be true to what authors write?

Thank you for the heads up, Choisya. If it comes to my area, I will be sure not to even hesitate a moment about wasting any money on it.



There's an all-woman Shakespeare ensemble in Los Angeles. See http://www.lawsc.net/index.html.

Their next performance is As You Like It. The play will apparently be done cowgirl style, set in the Old West.


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