Monday, June 29, 2009

Awakening from the Dream

Oberon better hope Titania doesn't find out about Cobweb.

More photos from Saturday's closing show of "A Midsummer Night's Dream," this time from after, as the troupe met the crowd.

Puck and Mustardseed.

Titania greets a couple of young fans.

Oberon greets his grandmother. See the family resemblance?


Today's Pick(s):

My favorite movie version of this (I've only seen two, but still...). Kevin Kline is incredible as Bottom, and everyone else is pretty dang awesome too.

The 1960s hippy-trippy version with Mrs. Peel (Diana Rigg) as Helena and (young) Helen Mirren as Hermia and Bilbo Baggins (Ian Holm) as Puck and Jack the Ripper (David Warner) as Lysander and young pre-Dame Judi Dench (nude) who puts the first three letters into her role of Titania. Very strange, very 60s mod British filmmaking. But you have to see it. I'm just glad that this exists in my world.

And this one I know nothing about, except Nathan said they watched it before doing the play this summer. James Cagney as Bottom (and thus, also, Pyramus)? Teenage Mickey Rooney as Puck? I have to see this. Maybe you'd want to also.

And if we shadows have offended, think but this and all is mended:

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