See Shakespeare in Earls Court SquareA Midsummer Night’s Dream Earls Court Square, Earls Court 7pm on 19th & 20th July Tickets £5 Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Shakespeare hits Earls Court as The Earls Courters amateur dramatics society take over the gardens in Earls Court Square to present their debut production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
If it’s picnic weather, and we’re all rather hoping that it will be, you are invited to bring your own spread to feed you and your party though it’s worth noting that your £5 ticket does include a complimentary glass of wine.
See the official flyer below for details:
Did you know?
It is unknown exactly when A Midsummer Night’s Dream was written or first performed, but on the basis of topical references and an allusion to Edmund Spenser’s ‘Epithalamion’, it is usually dated 1595 or early 1596. Some have theorised that the play might have been written for an aristocratic wedding (for example that of Elizabeth Carey, Lady Berkeley), while others suggest that it was written for the Queen to celebrate the feast day of St. John. No concrete evidence exists to support this theory. In any case, it would have been performed at The Theatre and, later, The Globe. Though it is not a translation or adaptation of an earlier work, various sources such as Ovid’s Metamorphoses and Chaucer’s “The Knight’s Tale” served as inspiration. According to John Twyning, the play’s plot of four lovers undergoing a trial in the woods was intended as a “riff” on Der Busant, a Middle High German poem.