Tuesday, 28 June 2016 06:13

Midsummer dreaming

Celebrated midsummer by going to the Globe Theatre for A Midsummer Night's Dream. One of the visual themes was that of a Hindu wedding. Best described as an eclectic romp, this performance struck a chord with the audience--it was the first weekend of the Brexit debacle, and Londoners seemed desperate for Shakespeare to make them laugh and forget their woes for an hour or so: job done. On the road I've been reading James Shapiro's The Year of Lear: Shakespeare in 1606--fascinating on London in a time of crisis.

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