A Midsummer Night's Dream
by William Shakespeare
directed by Mark Rucker


Study Guide and Program Notes

A Midsummer Night's Dream
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Get insights into Shakespeare and this unique production of ​A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Program
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Learn more about the ​production, cast & creative team.

Stories

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Shakespeare Can Be ​So Cruel
Here are some of our favorites Shakespearean insults from A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
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​Videos

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A Midsummer Night's Dream Set Design Slideshow
The set ​was one of the most elaborate ever created at South Coast Repertory. Here is a peak featuring some of designer Cameron Anderson's renderings.
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A Midsummer Night's Dream Costume Design
Shakespeare's comedy features a cast of 20—many of them playing multiple roles—so costume designer Nephelie Andonyadis had her work cut out for her. Here's just a taste of her vision.
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A Midsummer Night's Dream Slideshow
Photos from ​this production

​Photos

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Lysander (Nick Gabriel), Hermia (Kathleen Early), Helena (Dana Green) and Demetrius (Tobie Windham) in A Midsummer Night's Dream​. Photo by Henry DiRocco.

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(l. to r.) Snug (John-David Keller), Bottom (Patrick Kerr), Francis Flute (Michael Manuel), Robin Starveling (Richard Doyle), Peter Quince (Hal Landon Jr.), and Tom Snout (William Francis McGuire) in A Midsummer Night's Dream​. Photo by Henry DiRocco.

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Lysander (Nick Gabriel) and Puck (Rob Campbell) in A Midsummer Night's Dream​. Photo by Henry DiRocco.

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Fairies (clockwise from bottom left Dylan DoVale, Emmett Lee Stang, Jaycob Hunter, Jordan Bellow, Rudy Martinez, Ryan Jones and Jennifer Stang), surround Bottom (Patrick Kerr) while Titania (Susannah Schulman) looks on in A Midsummer Night's Dream​. Photo by Henry DiRocco.

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Oberon (Elijah Alexander) and Titania (Susannah Schulman) watched by fairies (l. to r. Jordan Bellow, Jaycob Hunter, Jennifer Stang, Dylan DoVale, Emmett Lee Stang, Rudy Martinez, Rob Campbell and Ryan Jones)  in A Midsummer Night's Dream​. Photo by Henry DiRocco.

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Robin Starveling (Richard Doyle) and Bottom (Patrick Kerr) in A Midsummer Night's Dream​. Photo by Henry DiRocco.

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Titania (Susannah Schulman) in A Midsummer Night's Dream​. Photo by Henry DiRocco.

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(l. to r.) Hal Landon Jr., Richard Doyle, Patrick Kerr, William Francis McGuire, Michael Manuel and John-David Keller in A Midsummer Night's Dream​. Photo by Henry DiRocco.

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Oberon (Elijah Alexander) and Titania (Susannah Schulman) in A Midsummer Night's Dream​. Photo by Henry DiRocco.


Top ​photo: The cast of A Midsummer Night's Dream (201​1). Photo by Henry DiRocco.