A Midsummer Nights Dream

Malta

Fri Jul 15th 2016 to Sun Jul 24th 2016
Malta, San Anton Gardens
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A Midsummer Night's Dream By William Shakespeare 6+ Directed By: Nanette Brimmer Venue: San Anton Gardens - Attard Dates: 15 July 2016 - 24 July 2016 Doors Opening Time: 19.45 hours The choice of this Shakespeare has fallen on A Midsummer Night's Dream. Auditions have been held and director Nanette Brimmer is currently finalizing the casting. "A Midsummer Night's Dream" deals with the universal theme of love and its complications. Set in a mythical Athens and an enchanted forest, the plot focuses on three parallel stories: the trials of two sets of young lovers; the adventures of a group of rough craftsmen attempting to stage a production of "Pyramus and Thisbe" for the wedding of the Duke of Athens, and their interactions with woodland fairies in the realm of the Fairy King and Queen who themselves are at loggerheads with each other. Hermia is in love with Lysander, but her father wants her to marry Demetrius. To escape the arranged marriage, she and Lysander elope into the woods. Demetrius follows them, and he is pursued by Helena, who nurses an unrequited passion for him. A love quadrangle develops among the young lovers when mischievous Puck plays Cupid. "The course of true love never did run smooth" says Lysander. Meanwhile, a group of amateur actors rehearses a badly-written play in the woods, and soon all find their lives changed by the doings of Oberon and Titania, the warring king and queen of the fairies. Magic, action, love and humour are the ingredients for this unforgettable spell. This popular comedy is widely performed around the world, and no wonder - it's about the world's most popular pastime, falling in love. But as Puck knows, falling in love can make fools of us all. Dates & Time: Friday, 15 Jul 2016, 15-07-2016 - 20:30 Saturday, 16 Jul 2016, 16-07-2016 - 20:30 Sunday, 17 Jul 2016, 17-07-2016 - 20:30 Monday, 18 Jul 2016, 18-07-2016 - 20:30 Tuesday, 19 Jul 2016, 19-07-2016 - 20:30 Wednesday, 20 Jul 2016, 20-07-2016 - 20:30 Thursday, 21 Jul 2016, 21-07-2016 - 20:30 Friday, 22 Jul 2016, 22-07-2016 - 20:30 Saturday, 23 Jul 2016, 23-07-2016 - 20:30 Sunday, 24 Jul 2016, 24-07-2016 - 20:30

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