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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – for young actors

We’re pleased to publish a children’s version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream – designed to be performed by a younger cast. There are parts for around 20 actors, but there are reasonable opportunities to double-up parts and reduce the cast size   It has been adapted by Tim Wilcock, who worked with the children of Shakespeare @ Traquair, to take this adaptation (or an earlier version of it) to the Edinburgh …Read More

Review (***) ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, dir. Adrian Noble, RSC. Film 4, 1996.

Review (***) ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, dir. Adrian Noble, RSC. Film 4, 1996. 99 minutes.   By Alan Brown   February 26, 2018   ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, is available: in the US, from Amazon.com to buy as a DVD for $6.81 in the UK, from Amazon.co.uk  to buy for £7.91 Prices are indicative – check the actual price at the Vendors’ links above.   By Alan Brown   February …Read More

An RSC director’s approach to the ‘The Dream’

Editor’s Introduction: I am very pleased that Aileen Gonsalves, Artistic Director and founder of Butterfly Theatre  (www.butterflytheatre.com),  director at the RSC, and originator of the Gonsalves Method, has agreed to write for Players-Shakespeare.com.   I first met Aileen at the RSC Big Week-end, where she gave a very impressive masterclass on directing, which introduced me (and the other attendees) to the Gonsalves Method. You can read my review of that workshop …Read More

Review (***) ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, Dir. David Kerr, BBC Films, 2016.

Review (***)  ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, Dir. David Kerr, BBC Films, 2016. 90 minutes.   By Alan Brown   February 12, 2018   ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, is available: in the USA, watch with Britbox on Amazon for $6.99 a month after a trial in the UK, to buy & stream from Amazon Prime video for £2.49 in the UK, from Amazon.co.uk  to buy as a DVD  for £6.03, Blu-Ray …Read More

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Cast lists for play-readings, etc

If you want to play-read A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Players-Shakespeare.com provides playreading castings for 2 to 12 playreaders – and for 20. We like to make sure that the smallest part is 100 lines or more, and with up to 11 playreaders, we’re there. However, we think the play probably works best with a cast of 8 (everyone has at least one principal character) so it might be an idea to invite  8 …Read More

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is our new ‘Play of the Month’

Rather late (it’s the 6th March) we’re making A Midsummer Night’s Dream our ‘Play of the Month’ for March ’17. Because it’s late, and because it’s fun, we’ve upgraded our video of Eliza Langland’s interpretation of “Bottom’s Dream” and before we tell you all about what we provide with the play, here’s the video (just click on the arrow to play it): . . (If you like this click here to subscribe …Read More

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Upgrade to 5.08

We’ve upgraded A Midsummer Night’s Dream  to help you explore the play. Using a smartphone, a tablet or a laptop, with this new release,  you can: Use “Let’s Explore” to explore the characters of Bottom, Helena, Puck, Quince, and Titania (or any other character in the play) Use “Let’s Play” with a few friends to play: Bottom becomes an Ass; What fools these mortals be; Bottom with the fairies; Bottom is reunited with …Read More

Let’s Explore: Titania – the Fairy Queen

Before we explore the character of Titania, in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, let us just remind you how you can explore a Shakespearean character in any of our published plays. If you haven’t tried out our  techniques of using ‘Parts and Cues’ and ‘Highlit Text’, then you’ll find it helpful to read the detailed explanation we give for the character Hamlet (click on Let’s Explore Hamlet). You can explore any Shakespearean character in a …Read More

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