A Midsummer Night’s Dream Free Film Screening


MidsummerWEBShakespeare’s Globe’s live recording of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ has been announced as the second in the GREAT Campaign and British Council ‘Shakespeare o a Tshela’ free Shakespeare film screening series at Maitisong, part of the Shakespeare Lives project. The film will be shown on the big screen in Maitisong at 2pm on Saturday, February 6th.


One of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies, ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ is a romantic, magical tale of wedding preparations gone awry. Shakespeare’s Globe is a recreation of the original theatre that stood on the banks of the Thames in Shakespeare’s time; performances are delivered in period costume and the atmosphere and energy of the occasion give modern audiences the experience of what is was like to watch a play in London over 400 years ago. This film of a live recording of the play at the Globe is approximately three hours long, with an interval mid-way through the film.


The Daily Telegraph described the Globe’s production as “one to warm the soul”, and the London Evening Standard enthused that it “bursts with crowd-pleasing pleasures”.

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream is the second in a series of four Shakespeare films screened for free in Maitisong from November to March – the other three titles are the RSC’s ‘Julius Caesar’, set in Africa and featuring a black cast; another film of a production from Shakespeare’s Globe, ‘Twelfth Night’; and the first film in the series, screened in December 2015, ‘Macbeth’, starring Patrick Stewart.


For more information about Shakespeare Lives, please visit the project page here.