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A Midsummer Night's Dream

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"A Midsummers Night's Dream"
Excerpt from Scene I. The wood.

Actors:Desmond Barrit (Bottom), Alexandra Gilbreath (Titania)

Clip length: 1 min 25 sec
  Performed by:
The Royal Shakespeare Company (www.rsc.org.uk)

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Synopsis:

In a world between life and legend, an object of desire has many forms.

It was a love potion designed to make a woman love a child, but in this comedy of chaos when the potion goes astray, suddenly it's freaky Friday in the fairy forest.

"A Midsummer Night's Dream": the one with the man-sized donkey


Rated PG. Contains scenes of a hallucinatory nature. 10.9 on the Keith Richards scale

"Forget 2001 man, this is a real trip."
- Arnold B. Stoner

History:

Probably written in 1595

First published in 1600

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You can read the full text of
"A Midsummer Night's Dream" at MIT.edu:
"Midsummer Night's Dream: Entire Play"

You can find a full synopsis of
"A Midsummer Night's Dream" at Bardweb.net:
"Shakespeare Resource Center - A Midsummer Night's Dream"

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