RSC: ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ Online

Jake Basford

The 2013 production of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which was recorded at the Globe Theatre in London, is available to stream on YouTube for free until Sunday 28th June 2020.

The RSC website describes the version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream as: “An enchanted forest charms a disenchanted court. In Athens a daughter’s disobedience forces two lovers to flee to the woods, pursued by the two lovers they rejected. In the woods, amateur actors rehearse a play, while the king of fairies plays tricks and captivates the night. A mischievous Puck with the magical juice of a flower helps love lose its way while the fairy queen falls for an ass; the king and queen of the fairies reconcile; the lovers find each other, return to court and marriage celebrations end in a theatrical dream.

“Shakespeare put some of his most dazzling dramatic poetry at the service of this teasing, glittering, hilarious and amazingly inventive play, whose seriousness is only fleetingly glimpsed beneath its dreamlike surface.

“This production employs Renaissance costumes and staging.”

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The launch of A Midsummer Night’s Dream has been done in an effort to fundraise for the Globe Theatre while it can’t open due to COVID-19. You can donate through the Globe website to support them now.

About Jake Basford

Essex-boy living in Cardiff, Jake is a writer, PR/Media officer, and Social Media consultant. Obsessed with video games, American culture and Buffy. Can usually be found at his laptop working.