n Shakespeare in Southern Africa - A midsummer night's raiders : theatre reviews

Volume 22, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1011-582X



It would be a mistake to think that one needs to reread A Midsummer Night's Dream before watching the latest offering in Nicholas and Luke Ellenbogen's "Raiders" series: a mistake because this production is not the Ellenbogens' reply to a favourite Shakespearean comedy but a playful and creative misreading of all of Shakespeare. That is to say, the Ellenbogens ostensibly take all of Shakespeare - his plays, his sonnets, his person - as their text, but it would be more accurate to say that Shakespeare serves as a pretext or sustained excuse for an exhibition of Raiders humour.

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