about an hour ago via twitter
It's a bit past midsummer, but we're taking this #FBF to spotlight hot-weather-classic A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, a Shakespeare comedy CPH has staged 7 times (including a puppet play version in 1924!).
Here's a shot from the 1934/35 show!
What's your favorite summer-set play? https://t.co/BA6oXZAglh
about an hour ago via facebook
Perhaps it's a bit past midsummer — how is it almost August?! — but we're taking this #FBF to spotlight hot-weather-classic A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM. Staged by the Play House seven times (including one puppet play version in 1924!), this beloved Shakespeare comedy continues to delight audiences with its romantic entanglements, mischievous fairies, love potions and sumptuous woodland settings.
Here's a shot from the 1934/35 production, featuring Ester Mullin, Alberta Watkins, Lois Ward, Margaret Leland and Harriet Morley as the fairy queen Titania and her court. Here, they comfort the unfortunately transfigured Nick Bottom (played by Thomas Gomez), an actor whose head has been transformed into a donkey's.
What are your favorite summer-set plays? Let us know in the comments!
Photo courtesy the CPH Archives at CWRU's Kelvin Smith Library.