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A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Roundhouse

Still image from the production 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', photograph by CP Satyajit

Still image from the production 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', photograph by CP Satyajit

Production information

Title: A Midsummer Night's Dream
Author: William Shakespeare
Date written: 1594/1595
Date opened: 8 March 2007
Venue: the Roundhouse, Camden
Company: N/A
Date recorded: 13 April 2007

Synopsis

The main plot of Midsummer is a complex contraption that involves two sets of couples (Hermia and Lysander, and Helena and Demetrius) whose romantic cross-purposes are complicated still further by their entrance into the play's fairyland woods where the King and Queen of the Fairies (Oberon and Titania) preside and the impish folk character of Puck or Robin Goodfellow plies his trade. Less subplot than a brilliant satirical device, another set of characters - Bottom the weaver and his bumptious band of "rude mechanicals" - stumble into the main doings when they go into the same enchanted woods to rehearse a play that is very loosely (and comically) based on the myth of Pyramus and Thisbe, their hilarious home-spun piece taking up Act V of Shakespeare's comedy.

Crew

Directed by Tim Supple
Assistant director: Quasar Thakore Padamsee
Design by Sumant Jayakrsihan

Cast list/roles

Ajay Kumar
Archana Ramaswamy
P R Jijoy
J Jayakumar
Yuki Ellias
Prasanna Mahagamage
Chandan Roy Sanyal
Shanaya Rafaat
Ashwatthama J D
Joy Fernandes
Joyraj Bhattacharya
T Gopalakrishnan
Umesh Jagtap
Jitu Shastri
Faezeh Jalali
M Palani
D Padmakumar
Tapan Das
Dharminder Pawar
Lakhan Pawar/Ram Pawar

Video: Interview with Tim Supple, director of A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Video: Interview with D Padmakumar, one of the choreographers on A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Video: Interview with M Palani, one of the choreographers on A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Video: Interview with Keith Khan, A Midsummer Night's Dream critic

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Video: Interview with Quasar Thakor Padamsee, assistant director of A Midsummer Night's Dream

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