Tuesday, August 10, 2010

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Last year started our love of outdoor theater. We saw a fantastic performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Whites Park in Lansdale. Madeleine tells me this is her favorite Shakespeare play (and it’s certainly one of the funniest). This summer we brought my sister along to Clark park in Philly. But the rain moved the show a few blocks away into an old and quite beautiful (though very hot and crowded) church. I had Charlotte along and ended up walking around outside with her so I didn’t see too much of the play. But Madeleine and Abigail said it was very good. Usually it’s the actors playing Puck and Bottom who steal the show.

illustrated by Kevin Maddison 1982

This copy includes an afterward by Beatrice Phillpotts about the various artists who painted and illustrated the famous story and characters.  It's interesting to see the artwork and the different interpretations throughout the centuries.

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