Yesterday evening, I attended a marvellous school production of a midsummer night's dream.. I won't even attempt to summarize the story! Suffice to say it involves two Athenian couples (Demetrius and Helena, Hermia and Lysander), the King of the Fairies and woodfolk Oberon and his queen Titania, a travelling troupe and lots of fairy magic mixing things up a little! (including changing one of the troupe -'Bottom'- to have an asses' head..). I realize I have done Shakespeare a great injustice here as it is one of the greatest plays of all time but really, a blogpost cannot contain it all!
The master of the Revels, Philostrate, looking pensive..
Bottom being groomed by Queen Titania and her Court
and led away by the forest people.
Demetrius and Helena
Oberon and his Queen reunited
Part of the travelling performers
The lion roaring...
Time to take a bow at the end of the performance (Lysander and Hermia taking front stage)
and all too soon it was dark and time to go homeward.... (Canterbury Cathedral illuminated)
This was a school production of the absolute highest standard. A performance which could rival or even outshine professional performances! Well done to the cast, director, choreographer, custom design, make up so in short... all involved! A fantastic performance greatly appreciated and enjoyed by all !
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