Category Archives: teaching A Midsummer’s Night Dream

“Make trivial price of serious things we have”

Sometimes I like to allow myself to be distracted by things vaguely related to the work I am supposed to be doing. Often the distraction takes the form of interesting facts about Shakespeare. I find it very satisfying, for example, … Continue reading

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This precious stone set in a silver sea, this sceptered isle, this…Ramsbottom.

Once again, the Splats travelling players will be dragging their suitcase of surprises to Ramsbottom, this time for the Ramsbottom Literature Festival. It will be a grand day of performing Midsummer nights dream in the morning and then creating a … Continue reading

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Peter Brooks A Midsummer’s Night Dream

  Have a listen to this amazing talk with Peter Brook about his groundbreaking production of A Midsummer’s Night Dream. What it helps us understand is how the view of Shakespeare’s play as historically fixed entities has opened up, that … Continue reading

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