Posts Tagged: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Insights from Folger Theatre dramaturg Michele Osherow

“Nowhere does Shakespeare attend more to theatrical enterprise and potential than in A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” writes Michele Osherow, Folger Theatre’s resident dramaturg. “It makes the play irresistible to those who practice theatre and to those who crave its incomparable pleasures.” Read more in this playbill excerpt from Folger Theatre’s new production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” onstage through August 28 as part of “The Playhouse” at the National Building Museum.

Stepping into the forest of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’: An immersive installation based on ‘A Knavish Lad’

This summer, visitors to The Playhouse at the National Building Museum can enjoy an immersive installation based on a beautiful book in the Folger collection, Joanna Robson’s “A Knavish Lad.” The book visually (and wordlessly) narrates “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in 16 vignettes, four of which are reproduced on a human scale for the installation. 

John, Paul, Pyramus, and Thisbe: The Beatles performing Shakespeare

Did you know that the Beatles once performed the “Pyramus and Thisbe” scene from Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”? Although they mainly stick to Shakespeare’s script, the moments when they play with the text stand out.

Look at Our Bottoms

The Folger has some really fantastic Bottoms. Seriously! Just look at these Bottoms!