An actor lifts up another actor in front of the title 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2013) YouTube premiere

Stream Shakespeare’s dream-like comedy
from the comfort of your own home

 15 – 28 june 2020

Our 2013 production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, was streamed on YouTube from Monday 15 June until Sunday 28 June 2020.Missed it? It’s still available to rent or buy on Globe Player all year round.

The original performance took place at the Globe Theatre, London, in summer 2018.
An enchanted forest charms a disenchanted court. In Athens a daughter’s disobedience forces two lovers to flee to the woods, pursued by the two lovers they rejected. In the woods, amateur actors rehearse a play, while the king of fairies plays tricks and captivates the night. A mischievous Puck with the magical juice of a flower helps love lose its way while the fairy queen falls for an ass; the king and queen of the fairies reconcile; the lovers find each other, return to court and marriage celebrations end in a theatrical dream.

Shakespeare put some of his most dazzling dramatic poetry at the service of this teasing, glittering, hilarious and amazingly inventive play, whose seriousness is only fleetingly glimpsed beneath its dreamlike surface.

This production employs Renaissance costumes and staging.

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Premiered  15 June – 28 June 2020 on YouTube

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Still available to rent or buy on Globe Player

Running time: 2 hours 48 minutes

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Photography credit: John Haynes.

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM RESOURCES

VIDEOS

Pre-show talk

Trailer (2013)

Act III Scene 1

PHOTOS

BLOGS & FEATURES

Michelle Terry Hippolyta A Midsummer Night's Dream Shakespeare's Globe card
Plays, Poems & New Writing 

Exploring the Amazon

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Plays, Poems & New Writing 

'Past the wit of man to say what dream it was'

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A Midsummer Night's Dream 2013
Plays, Poems & New Writing 

'This green plot shall be our stage'

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GLOBE PLAYER

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You can enjoy these free YouTube Premieres or support us by renting and purchasing one of our many other films on Globe Player.

Once the YouTube Premieres of these titles, including A Midsummer Night’s Dream, come to an end, the productions will still be available to watch via Globe Player for a small fee.

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