The Theater: Frolicking with the Bard

The Royal Shakespeare Company's A Midsummer Night's Dream is a dazzling delight from beginning to end and a frolicsome homage to the Bard at which he himself might approvingly twinkle. Acclaimed on its opening in Stratford (TIME, Oct. 19), the production has crossed the Atlantic undiminished in verve and excellence.

The show's director, Peter Brook, is a man of many devices. His chief device is to defeat the traditional expectations of the audience. His credo might be "Accentuate the opposite." This credo links Marat/ Sade with King Lear and A Midsummer Night's Dream. Do...

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