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Midsummer Night’s Dream, A

Synopsis
A production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream arising from a partnership between University of Maryland School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies and the National Academy of Chinese Theater Arts in Beijing. It is a mash up of three traditional theatrical forms - Beijing Opera, American folk music, and Shakespeare.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
29 Sep 2012
Duration
150 inc. interval.

Credits

Director
Michell Hébert; Yu Fanlin
Producer
Laree Lentz
Music
Matthew M. Neilson
Production Design
Andrew Kaufman
Cast
Li XuexiTheseus
Sun ShangqiHippolyta
Li XuexiOberon
Sun ShangqiTitania
Du ShuaiqaingPuck (Robin Goodfellow)
David DemkeNick Bottom
Xuejuan FengAerial choreographer

Additional Details

Theatre
Kay Theatre, University of Maryland
Theatre company
University of Maryland, School of Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
Contemporary
Plays
Midsummer Night’s Dream, A
Subjects
Drama; Shakespeare
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Multicultural casting; Doubling of roles; Beijing Opera

Notes

Notes
Original Songs: Aaron Bliden & Mark Halpern.
General
The performance is the culmination of a long collaboration between the UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies and The National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts. Staging, costumes, lighting and direction were jointly realised in the United States and China and the cast includes Chinese and American actors, who will each perform in their native language.
Textual information
Dramaturg: Robert C. Thompson

Archive

Name

Washington Area Performing Arts Video Archive (WAPAVA)

Email
leahkim@umd.edu
Web
http://www.wapava.org External site opens in new window
Phone
(301) 405 9117
Address
James J. Taylor Collection
Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library
University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland 20742-1630

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