Theater: Magic Act


by William Shakespeare

There could not be a more perfect setting for A Midsummer Night's Dream than the New York Shakespeare Festival's open-air theater in Central Park. The scenery takes full advantage of the fact that there is a real lake for a backdrop and real stars are a twinkle in God's Own Cyclorama. The greens that fill the stage are genuine trees, shrubs and grass, implanted on a gently rolling surface that could not be more naturalistic if someone had dug up a wood near Athens and shipped it to...

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