This is someone reading a scene from “A Midsummer’s Night
Dream” from Shakespeare. It looks odd
because they are speaking in this language but in modern dress. The scenery is strange and a bit abstract as
Actually, I’m not sure it’s “modern” dress but more like
something from the ‘70’s.
Is the one supposed to be a Beatle? Elton John?
The costumes are in a way distracting from the words they are
It appears as if these characters are on a picnic in the
park with the picnic basket in the back and the sky in the background. It feels odd that they are discussing death,
marriage, and these huge issues out on their picnic.
The characters do seem to be over-acting the same way as
many other Shakespeare acting.
The different ethnicity of the actors/actresses is also
something that stands out. These people
don’t seem likely to be related and yet they are speaking as if they are
The one character speaks as if she’s a child at the
end. Are they supposed to be younger?
Apr 24th, 2015
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