Shakespeare's Globe on Screen: A Midsummer Night's Dream
Bringing the pinnacle of English theatre to cinema audiences around the world, Globe on Screen presents brand new productions of Shakespeare’s plays presented in the famous Globe theatre in London, recreating the space and audience experience the Bard would have envisaged.
Shakespeare’s teasing, glittering, hilarious and amazingly inventive A Midsummer Night’s Dream showcases some of his most dazzling dramatic poetry with its seriousness only fleetingly glimpsed beneath the dreamlike surface.
Hermia loves Lysander and Helena loves Demetrius—but Demetrius is supposed to be marrying Hermia ... When the Duke of Athens tries to enforce the marriage, the lovers take refuge in the woods and wander into the midst of a dispute between the king and queen of the fairies.
About the Globe Theatre
Based at London’s unique riverside home of Shakespeare & dating back to 1599, the new Globe re-opened in 1997, founded by the pioneering American actor and director Sam Wanamaker & is now a unique international resource dedicated to exploring Shakespeare’s work in the most authentic environment possible.
"The Globe at its crowdpleasing best ... Hilarious and hearty."—Time Out London