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Peter Brook and associates: A Midsummer Night’s Dream @ The British Library (LIFT 2016) Review

In 1970, the possibilities of Shakespeare in performance were changed forever by a radical staging of A Midsummer Night’s Dream for the RSC. The set consisted of a brilliantly-lit white box and the actors performed circus skills and trapeze-swinging, inspired by Chinese acrobats. The British Library in their programming of 400 years of Shakespeare, invite legendary theatre director and practitioner Peter Brook, to discuss his visionary direction of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. In this evening of reflection, associates and cast members of the original production including Ben Kingsley, Frances De La Tour and Barry Stanton, offer an in-depth analysis and thought provoking discussion led by Shakespeare scholar Peter Holland.


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