Ëndrra e Një Nate Vere (A Midsummer Night’s Dream)

Demaj, Armela 2021

Ëndrra e Një Nate Vere (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) is a 2021 adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare. It was directed by Armela Demaj and performed by the members of Teatri Metropol. This production is based on a translation by Jonida Beqo and was also staged in 2019 and 2020.

Bottom and Titania from Ëndrra e Një Nate Vere. Photo from Teatri Metropol. Read More

7 Şekspir Müzikali (7 Shakespeares Musical)

Aydoğan, Kemal 2009-2011

Building upon Jacques’ theatrum mundi trope, 7 Şekspir Müzikali visualises the seven ages of man from cradle to grave. Being a collection of several excerpts from different translators, including those made by the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) alum Haluk Bilginer (1954-…) himself, the musical is built upon Bilginer’s almost one person performance where the rest of the cast as female fools accompany his dancing and singing through a well-choreographed pace. Performing all seven stages of man singlehandedly by referring to social and theatrical issues alike, Bilginer displays his great acting and life-long love relationship with Shakespeare in this almost two-hour musical. Read More

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


Full video is available courtesy of Radiotelevisión Española (RTVE). Please note that Televisión Española (TVE) was renamed RTVE from 1980.​


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

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Al-Shamma, James 2013

A Midsummer Night’s Dream was directed by James Al-Shamma at the University Playhouse, Texas A&M University-Commerce in Texas. The production ran for two hours and 8 minutes and was performed in English February 19-23 at 8:00 PM and February 24 at 3:00 PM, 2013. Read More

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Brook, Peter 1970

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Le songe d’une nuit d’été), directed by Peter Brook, Royal Shakespeare Company. Also known as Peter Brook’s Dream. Premiered in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre at Stratford-upon-Avon in 1970 and then moved to the Aldwych Theatre in London’s West End in 1971. World tour in 1972-3. Read More

Sueño de una noche de verano (Midsummer Night’s Dream)

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

Puck de una noche de verano

Díaz, Marcelo 1995

Directed in 1995 by Marcelo Díaz http://www.marcelodiaz.net/
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 1991

The stage-production Sonho de uma noite de verão (1991), directed by Marcelo Marchioro, paid homage to the Brazilian circus-theatre, highlighting aspects closely related to the circus universe, among them humor, magic, and love. Furthermore, Marchioro rejected exoticism, exuberance of scenery, and exhausted romantic clichés current in 19th century performances, privileging the complexity and verbal subtlety of Shakespeare’s text. Read More

Sonho de uma Noite de Verao: uma intromissao do grupo Nós do Morro no mundo de Shakespeare (Midsummer’s Night Dream)

Mello da Costa, Fernando 2004 | 2 Comments

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

Sogno di una notte d’estate

Salvatores, Gabriele 1983

Cast: Flavio Bucci, Gianna Nannini, Alberto Lionello, Erica Blanc, Giuseppe Cederna, Alessandro Haber and others.

Music by Mauro Pagani

Sen noci svatojánské (A Midsummer Night’s Dream)

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

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Fagundes, Patricia 2006

Musical theatre in cabaret atmosphere: Patrícia Fagundes’ adaptation for the stage of A Midsummer Night’s Dream subverts traditional protocols by fusing multiple media, such as theatre, dance and music, and by mixing and refashioning elements from popular culture and mass media. The Brazilian director’s decision to set the play in a cabaret, transporting the inventive Shakespearean plot into the cultural imaginary of the 20th century is highly appropriate if we think about the fragmented, multiperspective structure that governs the texture of the play. Read More

Midsummer Night’s Dream

Miwa, Elica 2006

This production of Midsummer Night’s Dream was directed by Miwa Elica in 2006 and produced by the Theatre Company Subaru. The script was written Fukuda Tsuneari. Read More

Puck (Midsummer Night’s Dream)

Koike, Shuuichirou 1992

Puck is an adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream staged in 1992 by the Moon troupe with performances at the Grand Theater, 7/3 – 8/18 and the Tokyo Theater, 11/2 -11/27. The show was directed by Koike Shuuichirou. Read More

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Ninagawa, Yukio 1996

Translation Yushi Odashima


Takuya Miyawaki as Cobweb
Tetsushi Tanaka as Demetrius
Kazuhisa Seshimo as Egeus
Hansuo Yamaya as Francis Flute
Hiroko Yamashita as Helena
Miho Tsumiki as Hermia
Kayoko Shiraishi as Hippolyta/Titania
Keita Oishi as Lysander
Kazunori Aso as Moth
Masahiro Kazama as Mustardseed
Goro Daimon as Nick Bottom
Eiichi Seike and Kaoru Ota as Other Faries
Shiro Horikawa as Peaseblossom
Kenichi Ishii as Peter Quince
Yoji Matsuda as Philostrate
Yogi Matsuda as Puck
Ofuji as Snug
Tetsuro Sagawa as Theseus/Oberon
Masafumi Seno as Tom Snout



A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Yang, Shipeng (Daniel) 2000

This production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream was directed by Daniel Wang in 2000 and performed by the Hong Kong Huaju Company. Read More