n Shakespeare in Southern Africa - The Mechanicals' Midsummer Night's : essay and review

Volume 23, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1011-582X



William Shakespeare's (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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