A Midsummer Night's Dream (Masterworks)
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A Midsummer Night's Dream (Masterworks)
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A Midsummer Night's Dream (Masterworks) NYC Reviews and Tickets

85%
(13 Reviews)
Positive
92%
Mixed
8%
Negative
0%
Members say
Entertaining, Absorbing, Clever, Funny, Enchanting

About the Show

Crisscrossed lovers in the woods quickly fall under the spell of an impish charmer in Shakespeare's most famous comedy, presented by Masterworks Theater Company.

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Member Reviews (13)

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90
Clever, Great acting, 1993 stratford (on) shakespeare fest, Colm feore as 'oberon', Directed by joe dowling

See it if Altho I had seen/been in AMND before, this trip to Canada proved most worthwhile when I beheld the tech wizardry & rock music -just MAGIC!!

Don't see it if Skip if U don't like traipsing off to Canada or paying for a bed&breakfast (actually quite reasonable). Shakespeare a given, rock music??

81
Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny, Great writing

See it if You are a shakespeare fan

Don't see it if You are easily bored by classic shows

86
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Refreshing, Funny

See it if you enjoy the story and want to see a fresh version of it. It was well done with a talented cast and minimal set.

Don't see it if you find Shakespeare boring, although, trust me, this is one of the least boring to enjoy. Humor, suspense, romance, fantasy...

54
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if You love classic theatre

Don't see it if You haven't read the play before. Shakespeare is wordy!!

100
Thought-provoking, Riveting, Refreshing, Great writing, Great acting

See it if The best of the best! Very Charming!

Don't see it if Even if you don't like Shakespeare this play is a must-see that will win you over.

100
Entertaining, Exquisite, Intelligent, Great staging, Dated

See it if You like Shakespeare

Don't see it if You don't like Shakespeare or old fashioned kinds of fantasy.

86
Absorbing, Clever, Confusing, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you enjoy Shakespeare and you enjoy twists on his work.

Don't see it if you don't like Shakespeare.

83
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if You enjoy funny plays with fae elements.

Don't see it if You don't like Shakespeare.

Critic Reviews (5)

The New York Times
June 17th, 2015

"Poor Shakespeare, so often smothered by reverence when all his work wants to do is breathe. And breathe it does, deeply, in the breezy, joyously oxygenated 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream...' Simplified, yes, but nothing is dumbed down in this companionable, modern-dress 'Midsummer...' There is room to disagree with the editing of the play, and to quibble with its energy toward the end. But what this 'Midsummer' achieves is all too rare."
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Theater Pizzazz
June 12th, 2015

"Director Tamilla Woodward has cast the play with great actors with a strong command of the language...This 'Midsummer' is transportive, as it’s meant to be, and makes for a wonderful evening escaping the madness of the outside world and enjoying the delightful hijinks and beautiful language on stage."
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Stage Buddy
June 12th, 2015

"This production is fast-paced, funny and often quite touching. The focus is on the story and the actors, and there is not a weak actor in the cast. With its humor, romance and energy, 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream' is the perfect opportunity to introduce people of all ages to Shakespeare. I can think of no finer compliment than that."
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Theater In The Now
June 12th, 2015

"For a piece that has been done to death, finding innovative ways to present it to new or old audiences can be a tremendous task. What Woodard and Masterworks has going for them is they have assembled a brilliant team of actors to tell this 90-minute version of the comedy. Where it falls flat is the concept, or lack there of."
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BlogCritics.org
June 12th, 2015

"Inventively directed by Tamilla Woodard, this 90-minute, highly musical version of 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream' flies by like a fairy in the wind, leaving laughter and delight in its wake...This is distilled (and of course abridged) into one effortless-seeming 90-minute act designed to captivate audiences of all ages."
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