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“No, I assure you, the wall is down that parted their fathers”

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Act Five By Dennis Abrams —————————– Act Five:  Following the weddings of all three couples (Theseus and Hippolyta, Hermia and Lysander, Helena and Demetrius), Theseus demands entertainment which the artisans provide – to the court’s increasing … Continue reading

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“I will get Peter Quince to write a ballad of this dream:/it shall be called ‘Bottom’s Dream,’ because it hath no bottom;”

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Act Four By Dennis Abrams ——————————————- Act Four:  Oberon takes pity on Titania and decides to undo the spell. She is appalled to find Bottom in her arms, but when Puck removes Bottom’s ass-head, the fairy … Continue reading

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“What matters in the end is not whether characters ‘really’ love each other or not — since anyone after all can love anyone else — but whether their illusions interlock.” – Terry Eagleton

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Act Three, Part Two By Dennis Abrams —————- Today, we’re going to take a look at the other side of Act Three – the four lovers wandering through the woods, and the role of Puck in … Continue reading

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“And yet, to say the truth, reason and love keep little company together nowadays.”

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Act Three By Dennis Abrams —————————- Act Three:  When Puck sees the artisans rehearsing their play, he mischievously changes Bottom’s head into that of a donkey, causing his companions to flee in terror.  Sleeping nearby, Titania … Continue reading

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“I’ll put a girdle round about the earth/In forty minutes.”

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Act Two, Part One By Dennis Abrams ————————– Act Two:  In the woods, Oberon and Titania bicker over a boy in Titania’s service, whom Oberon wants as an attendant.  When Titania refuses, Oberon plots revenge, sending … Continue reading

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“So quick bright things come to confusion.”

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Act One By Dennis Abrams ——————————- Act One:  At the Athenian court, preparations are underway for the marriage of Theseus and Hippolyta.  The royal couple is discussing arrangements when an angry Egeus storms in:  his rebellious … Continue reading

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