A Midsummer Night´s Dream, William Shakespeare
PRAGUE SHAKESPEARE COMPANY
Prague Shakespeare Company is honored to cooperate once again with the Summer Shakespeare Festival to present an English-language production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream (with Czech surtitles). Directed by PSC Artistic Director Guy Roberts, this fresh take on Shakespeare’s timeless classic is the perfect escape for audiences of all ages to come together and celebrate the wonder of Shakespeare and the magic of falling in love after our time of isolation because of coronavirus.
Set in a magical wood filled with fantastical fairies, sprites and legendary creatures, with original music by Patrick Neil Doyle, this production features Tony Award–winning and Oscar-nominated storyteller Jeffrey Whitty’s modern English language adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This Midsummer cuts through the centuries to bring audiences a fresh, moment-by-moment take, designed to flow as effortlessly for modern audiences as Shakespeare’s beloved classic played to the Elizabethans. This “translation" was written as part of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Play On! project. These translations present the work of Shakespeare in language accessible to modern audiences while never losing the beauty of Shakespeare’s verse.