'A Midsummer Night's Dream', directed by Jane M. Bergeron

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A Midsummer Night's Dream is a magical story of young lovers, mischievous fairies, and a hilariously inept band of actors crossing paths while in a dark Athenian woods. It is a treat for the eyes and ears, with poetry, music, and Shakespeare's fantastic vision of a world of magic gone astray. According to Bergeron, "A Midsummer Night's Dream is the most accessible of Shakespeare's plays, because it reminds us of the fairy tales we all read as children. It's full of love and hate, magic and mischief and a happily-ever-after ending".

A Midsummer Night's Dream is the culmination of SACASL's four-month-long Shakespeare Performance Workshop. Students from nine Maine communities spent three months this summer studying Shakespeare's language, and the historical, mythological and thematic elements of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

The program has continued into the fall, with six-weeks of intensive rehearsals, and ends with the October performances. Accessed from: http://schoolhousearts.org/Shows/2004/dream/

Directed by Jane Bergeron, Shakespeare's comedy, 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' was performed October 1-17, 2004, at The Schoolhouse Arts Center at Sebago Lake (SACASL), Maine, USA.

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