El sueño de una noche de verano (A Midsummer Night’s Dream)


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TV program (or series): “Estudio 1”
Aired on April 16, 1971.

Starring Mónica Randall, Carlos Ballesteros, Alfonso del Real, Álvaro de Luna, María Luisa Merlo.


Production is curated by Jesús Tronch, professor titular (Senior Lecturer) at the University of Valencia, where he teaches English literature and creative translation.

Sonho de uma Noite de verão (A Midsummer Night’s Dream)

Teatro Praga 2010

In the program notes that accompany Teatro Praga’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, members of the audience discover that what they are about to see “is a celebration in the pursuit of happiness and a tribute to power to the sound of Purcell and with a contemporary flavor, our flavor”. The notes further describe how “the production wants to provide enjoyment and relaxation” as, after all, “Why theater when all you want to think about is Summer and Love?” Those sitting in the theater will soon discover that this is not what one would consider a traditional adaptation of Shakespeare, in the sense that the text has been erased and rewritten, while Purcell’s Fairy Queen and a number of contemporary plastic artists have been called upon to reinterpret the bard’s work. Read More

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Al-Shamma, James 2013

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Faesler, Juliana 2009

An orchestra rehearsal frames the action of this multidisciplinary and contemporary approach to A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a joint production of the theater, music and dance departments of the Coordinación de Difusión Cultural UNAM. The scenery is extremely simple: chairs and music stands rest on a printed grass carpet. Aligning the chairs turns the actors into spectators; a musical‐chairs disposition evokes childhood games. Objects acquire symbolic meaning; for instance, musical stands roll around to mirror how apparently and equally simple it is to displace affections or play a different instrument. Read More

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Díaz, Marcelo 1995

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Production of Teatro El Galpón

Puck – Juan Gentile
Helena – Alicia Alfonso
Demetrio – Diego Artucio
Lisandro – Sergio Lazzo
Hermia – Raquel Diana

Information provided by Raquel Diana

Sonho de uma noite de verão (Midsummer Night’s Dream)

Marchioro, Marcelo 1992

This performance was part of the project Shakespeare in the Park – Curitiba, and the stage was constructed inside a barn. It was a re-reading of the Elizabethan stage. There were pools of water and trap-doors which the “fairies” used to appear and disappear, creating a magical atmosphere. Read More

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Sonho de uma Noite de Verão – uma intromissão no mundo de Shakespeare (Midsummer Night’s Dream – an intromission in the world of Shakespeare), directed by Fernando Mello da Costa, is the first Shakespearean stage adaptation from award winning community based theatre company, Nós do Morro. Declaring to be an “intromission” into the world of Shakespeare, the Brazilian performance recreates the atmosphere of love, fantasy and dream present in the original text. The blurring of the boundaries between reality and fantasy is creatively introduced before the actual play starts, in the foyer of the theatre. Read More

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Music by Mauro Pagani

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Trnka, Jiří 1959

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Czech: Sen noci svatojánské) is a 1959 Czechoslovak animated film directed by Jiří Trnka. It is based on the Shakespeare play of the same name. It was entered into the 1959 Cannes Film Festival. An English-language dubbed version was made with narration by Richard Burton. Read More

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