n Shakespeare in Southern Africa - The Mechanicals' Midsummer Night's Traum : essay and review
|Article Title||The Mechanicals' Midsummer Night's Traum : essay and review|
|© Publisher:||Institute for the Study of English in Africa (ISEA)|
|Journal||Shakespeare in Southern Africa|
|Author||Simon Van Schalkwyk|
|Publication Date||Jan 2011|
|Pages||70 - 75|
William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream (1595), presented by Cape-based theatre company The Mechanicals and directed by Guy de Lancey, opened to positive reviews at the Intimate Theatre, Cape Town in March 2011. The production, roundly praised for its "dark" and "unconventional" approach to an essentially comic play, offers yet another opportunity to reflect upon the situation of Shakespeare in South Africa.
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