"Shakespeare in the Cemetery" Presents A Midsummer Night's Dream
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Featured review from Luis G.
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Great venue for this magical performance. Unfortunately, the weather turned cold and damp. I took extra blankets and sweatshirts for my group - but they were all cotton! I recommend taking non-cotton blankets and attire (no jeans) - as you will sit on the lawn (no graves) or on your own chairs. The performers are not miked - so it was difficult to hear the dialogue at times. A sound system is used for music and sound effects - so a little extra effort on behalf of the production company to rent/purchase a sound board and mike all the players would have made a huge difference. I did notice several patrons left about 90 mins into the performance...at about two hours - it was much colder and more damp. Although I like the play-within-the-play...the show was about 30-35 mins too long. Will I attend another event at Forever Hollywood Cemetery? Sure - I'll just bring non-cotton clothing/blankets and perhaps sit in the rear...that way I can leave w/o disturbing the other patrons or the performers.
New York may have “Shakespeare in the Park,” but Angelenos will now have a new way to experience the Bard’s work as the Hollywood Forever Cemetery present Shakespeare’s classics in their park every summer. Audiences are invited to arrive early, bring a blanket to sit on and a picnic dinner to enjoy.
A Midsummer Night's Dream is unique among Shakespeare’s comedies. Combining elements of farce and the romantic comedies of his later years, Shakespeare created a wildly magical and mercurial play, possibly his first true masterpiece. The piece was likely created for a court wedding, attended by Elizabeth I, Queen of England. As such, Midsummer is a play within a play, watched by the members of the court represented on stage watching Quince, Bottom and their band of lowly craftsmen weave a play of “tragical mirth,” as Shakespeare comments on the politics of the realm and his own profession.
The setting is Athens, but this production imagines an Athens embraced by the magic and mirth of New Orleans’ Mardi Gras. Who can say what will become of the lovers as they travel through the forest, caught in the dark spell of midnight, madness and love?